All articles by Retail Week online team – Page 2

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    John Lewis backs Liverpool and Sheffield plans


    John Lewis has confirmed its anchor role in two of the UK's biggest retail regeneration schemes. It has now agreed heads of terms with Grosvenor to anchor the Paradise Street scheme in Liverpool, and with Hammerson to anchor the New Retail Quarter in Sheffield.

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    Rosenblatt to leave at AGM


    Michael Rosenblatt, creator and chief executive of furniture retail group Homestyle, will stand down at the AGM in September. Rosenblatt has been with the company, which recently hit problems, for more than 25 years.

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    Fewer retail execs quit


    Resignations among retail executives fell in the year to January, according to research by the Chartered Management Institute and Remuneration Economics. The fall was despite a 3.6 per cent decline in combined earnings for retail managers from 37,036 to 35,748.

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    Royal Festival Hall expansion to include retail


    Retail space will be created on London's South Bank as part of a 10 million plan to extend the Royal Festival Hall.

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    Green asks retail chiefs to back academy plans


    Billionaire entrepreneur Philip Green has called on fellow retailers to support plans to establish the country's fi...

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    Poole's Dolphin Centre to get £3m revamp


    Grosvenor's shopping centre fund has unveiled plans for a 3 million refurbishment and extension of the Dolphin Centre, which dominates retailing at Poole town centre, in Dorset.

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    Bonmarché joins campaign to ostracise Burma


    Value clothing retailer Bonmarche has halted sourcing from Burma, following intervention by Burma Campaign UK.

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    Bonmarché opens new-style outlet in Crewe


    Fashion retailer Bonmarche is updating its identity with the opening of a new-look store in Crewe today.

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    Walsall centre is sold


    Dawnay Day has sold the Old Square Shopping Centre at Walsall, West Midlands, to Threadneedle Investments for 30 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 7 per cent. At 154,500 sq ft (14,355 sq m), the scheme is anchored by Debenhams and Tesco. Key tenants include Superdrug, Clinton Cards, ...

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    Three retailers sign pre-lets at Crawley Pavilion


    Crest Nicholson Developments has agreed three pre-lets at The Pavilion, its 36,000 sq ft (3,345 sq m) retail development at Queen's Square, Crawley, West Sussex.

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    Brompton aims to rebrand area as retail Quarter


    Brompton Estates, which took a large slice of Brompton Road in west London from the Wellcome Trust in October last year, has launched its strategy to turn the area into a retail destination. It aims to rebrand the area Brompton Quarter.

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    Longwater park in Norwich sold to Royal London


    Legal & General Life Fund has sold the Longwater Retail Park in Norwich to Royal London Asset Management for 28.5 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 6 per cent.

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    Thornfield to provide facelift for Thornaby town on Teesside


    Thornfield Properties has been awarded full planning consent for the 20 million regeneration of Thornaby town centre on Teesside.

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    Agora to merge two top centres at Birkenhead


    Warner Estate and Bank of Scotland's Agora Shopping Centre Fund has paid Performance Shopping Centres Limited Partnership 85 million for Merseyside's Grange Shopping Centre at Birkenhead.

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    Lerner to lead Holt Renfrew


    Canadian department store Holt Renfrew has appointed Escada US chief marketing officer Caryn Lerner as president. She replaces Andrew Jennings, who left the nine-store chain in February for Saks Fifth Avenue.

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    Canada bans low-carb packaging claims


    The Canadian government has announced a ban on labels that promote the sale of foods low in carbohydrates.

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    The Restaurant Group looks for 20 more sites


    The Restaurant Group has launched a three-year expansion programme for its Frankie & Benny's and Chiquito's restaurant chains.

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    Instability woes put investors off Russian market


    Western retailers are avoiding investing in Russia in favour of other more attractive markets, according to the boss of one of the country's largest supermarket chains.

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    Delhaize takes bite of US with Victory purchase


    Belgian retailer Delhaize has strengthened its US presence with the acquisition of Victory Super Markets for US$175 million ( 96.5 million).

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    Sainsbury's food store will serve new Milton Keynes development


    Sainsbury's is to develop a city centre food store in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, as part of a major development planned by English Partnerships to kick-start the new generation of development.