Retail Property - Scottish focus for Discovery growth

Discovery Store is targeting Scotland for expansion, as part of its plan to more than double its nationwide chain next year. The gifts retailer, bought last year by the Caudwell Group, has 33 branches across the UK and plans to add another 40 by Christmas next year.

In Scotland, Discovery Store already trades from Glasgow's Braehead Centre and Dundee's Overgate Centre and now agent Culverwell & Co has been retained to find another 15 sites in the next 12 months.

In the longer term, Caudwell Group plans to grow the Discovery Store chain to more than 200 branches.