By Gemma Goldfingle2011-09-13T07:00:00+01:00
Westfield Stratford City will this morning open its doors.
The £1.45bn development brings 1.9m sq ft of retail and leisure space and has 300 shops including Marks & Spencer, Forever 21, Superdry and Waitrose.
Department store John Lewis anchors the scheme with a 260,000 sq ft store. The £35m store is the retailer’s only full-line shop to debut this year.
Many retailers are showcasing new format stores including Zara, Goldsmiths and Ann Summers.
Marks Spencer, Pets at Home and Wickes have decided to close their doors on Boxing Day as a thank you to their colleagues after a tough year.
UK supermarket chains have joined forces to broadcast a number of adverts on Channel 4 as part of an anti-racism message.
Grocery giant Sainsbury’s is set to extend its opening hours in the run-up to Christmas, joining rivals Aldi and Waitrose in making the move.
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