All South West & Wales articles – Page 6

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    Breathing new life into dead space


    With voids skyrocketing in the recession, landlords and developers need to be creative with empty space to keep shoppers interested. John Ryan reports on some of the inventive ideas being tested

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    LK Bennett to roll out new look


    Upmarket women’s fashion retailer LK Bennett is to roll out its new-look store design that it unveiled at its 2,670 sq ft shop in Bluewater last month.

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    Cult to open flagship at St. David's


    Fashion chain Cult will open its first UK flagship store in the new St. David’s shopping centre, Cardiff.

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    Making service charges live up to their name

    July 17, 2009

    If centre landlords are to consider cutting service charges for struggling retailers the remaining funds need to be used more wisely to drive footfall, says John Ryan

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    Italy’s Jfour jean brand kicks off UK offensive


    Italian designer jeans brand Jfour is to open its first UK standalone shop tomorrow and is gearing up for a rapid expansion in this country.

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    H&M expansion plans to accelerate in second half


    H M is to ramp up expansion plans in the second half of this year as it seeks to take advantage of cheap property deals.

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    St David’s in Cardiff: right scheme, wrong time

    May 15, 2009

    Launching a shopping centre extension in the present climate is a tough task, but as Ben Cooper reports, St David’s in Cardiff should stand up to the challenge and raise the city’s retail profile

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    Empty shops soar at Land Securities’ centres


    One of Britain’s biggest shopping centre and retail park owners today admitted that void levels are higher than during the downturn in the 1990s.

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    Slaters roll-out continues


    Menswear retailer Slaters opened its 25th store in Swansea last week and said it believed customer service was key to riding out the downturn.

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    Cardiff's St David's 2 shopping centre adds raft of new retailers


    Land Securities and Capital Shopping Centres have added a major wave of retailers to the St David’s 2 shopping centre in Cardiff, taking the scheme to nearly 55 per cent let.

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    Quantity as well as quality

    April 3, 2009

    Bath has a strong high-end retail offer but always lacked the larger units demanded by the big high street chains. Ben Cooper finds out how a new centre will provide for the middle market

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    Three more retailers on board at St David's 2


    Three retailers have signed up for space at St David’s 2 in Cardiff.

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    Redevelopment: Keeping up appearances


    Retailers are always on the lookout for new space but funding for developments is scarce. As Ben Cooper reports, developers will have to revamp the centres they already own if they are to keep drawing in the tenants

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    Happy New Year for retail property?


    With an increasing number of struggling retailers demanding more concessions from landlords and the development pipeline drying up, Ben Cooper asks what to expect in a tough 2009

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    Newport: Three and out?


    Regeneration plans for Newport have been dealt a serious blow as three key developments planned around the Ryder Cup 2010 have come unstuck. Liz Morrell asks what hope remains for the city’s retail revival.

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    In the pipeline

    26 September 2008

    2008 has been a one-off year for shopping centre development, but the coming decade will have plenty of interest, despite tough times Another year of shopping centre openings like 2008 is unlikely to be seen again in the next decade. The changes in our projected list of 2018’s top towns ...

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    Shopfitters are feeling the heat


    You know things are not as good as they might be when the questioner becomes the questioned. Speak to almost any design consultancy or shopfitter at present and the question being popped is: “How are other people finding it?”

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    Brought down to size?


    The retail market has changed rapidly for the worse as the UK economy has toughened, but new developments are still letting well. John Ryan investigates the apparent paradox

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    A solid anchor


    John Lewis is by far the most popular choice of anchor stores among shopping centre owners. But will the effects of the downturn dampen the attraction? Ben Cooper investigates

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    Fat Face adds eight stores as UK expansion gathers pace


    Outdoor lifestyle clothing retailer Fat Face has boosted its store portfolio with a raft of new signings as part of an ongoing expansion programme.