Friday, December 3, 2021
John Lewis

John Lewis’ plans to help build affordable homes with local council fall through

John Lewis' plans to work with a local council on building a dozen affordable homes have been cancelled after concerns were raised over an increase in traffic.
Footwear brand Hotter Shoes has opened the doors to its first pop-up store in the Trafford Centre in Manchester.

Hotter Shoes opens its first ever pop-up store

Footwear brand Hotter Shoes has opened the doors to its first pop-up store in the Trafford Centre in Manchester.
Bennetts

“World’s oldest department store” Bennetts to reopen as pop-up

The "world's oldest department store" Bennetts, which closed in 2019, is set to reopen in Derby as a pop-up store.
Mike Ashley

Middlesbrough Council refuses to declare if Mike Ashley’s House of Fraser has paid rent

Middlesbrough Council has reportedly refused to unveil if Mike Ashley’s House of Fraser store in the area has paid rent since the local authority purchased the site last year.
Aldi

Aldi reveals locations of 15 new UK stores to open this year

Aldi has revealed plans to open 15 new stores across the UK by the end of this year as it continues its expansion.
Property giant Land Securities has swooped to buy rival regeneration specialist U+I, in a £190 million deal.

Landsec to buy rival U+I Group in £190m deal

Property giant Land Securities has swooped to buy rival regeneration specialist U+I, in a £190 million deal.
Central England Co-op

Central England Co-op to close majority of stores on Boxing Day

Central England Co-op has announced it will close the majority of its 244 food stores on Boxing Day as a thank you to staff.
Ikea Topshop

Ikea to move into Topshop’s former Oxford Street flagship in 2023

Ikea is set to move into the former Topshop flagship store in London's Oxford Street this autumn after paying £378 million.
department stores

Are empty department stores destined for housing?

As shopping moves increasingly online, the question remains of what to do with all the empty space left behind by retailers. With Debenhams collapsing, landlords have scurried to find ways to fill up the excess units.
Debenhams

Dunelm acquires empty Debenhams store in Yorkshire

Dunelm is set to acquire a former Debenhams shop in the East Yorkshire town's Flemingate development.

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