After the loss of M&S and T&G, Whitley Bay gains B&M

Graham Soult

Retail consultant, writer, blogger; helping retailers via CannyInsights.com and CannySites.com. Say hello on Twitter at @soult!

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4 Responses

  1. Paul Gill says:

    Hi Graham

    Nice to hear that WB shop fronts are being filled but I can’t imagine the residents of WB are much consoled by the loss of M&S with a B&M!

    Paul

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