Category: Interiors

Back wall in Pep&Co, Kettering (25 Jun 2015). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Pep&Co first look: checking out the store and its offer as the Kettering branch opens its doors


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Last month I wrote about the impending arrival of new value fashion and homewares chain Pep&Co – and its first store, in Kettering, has now...

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Me (left) and local retail expert Sam Stockley in The Square, Shrewsbury (10 Jun 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Shrewsbury: the town where independents are keeping the high street buzzing


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Regular readers will know that I visit a lot of British high streets – including more than 400 different ones in the last four years...

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Home & Living aisle, Tesco Extra, Gateshead (17 May 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 13

Exclusive pictures: a first look inside the new Tesco Extra at Gateshead’s Trinity Square


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It might not open for another three days (at 8am on Thursday 23 May), but last Friday I was delighted to be the first blogger...

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Havens website (22 Apr 2013) 0

“The high street needs to adapt and evolve”: Retailer Q&A with Havens department store


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The traditional, independent department store has been a fixture of the British high street for generations – yet look around, and you could be forgiven for...

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Image gallery: a sneak peek inside Newcastle’s Urban Outfitters


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Newcastle’s long-awaited Urban Outfitters store opens its doors tomorrow (Friday 9 December), but I was lucky enough to be given a preview tour yesterday. Believe...

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Signage at UGO Lundwood (11 Oct 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

A new UGO tour: positive signs as I go supermarket spotting in Barnsley and Hull


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The emergence of UGO as Britain’s newest discount supermarket chain has been one of the most interesting retail launches of 2011 so far. Back in January,...

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Wellchester's Claire Robertson (8 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

As Wellworths becomes Wellchester, Claire Robertson talks tweaking and expansion


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For someone who makes a habit of visiting old Woolworths – and I’ve racked up about 140 so far – there can be few ex-Woolies...

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Point-of-sale promotion of the Asda Price Guarantee. Photograph by Graham Soult 15

Putting Asda’s Price Guarantee to the test – in an ex-Netto Asda Supermarket


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Judging from the number of hits – currently 900+, and rising – many of you enjoyed my recent illustrated post about Asda’s Old Fold Road...

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Outdoor zone, Clas Ohlson, Newcastle (23 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Inside Newcastle’s Clas Ohlson – a sneak preview ahead of tomorrow’s opening


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If the people of Newcastle were still unaware of Clas Ohlson this morning they shouldn’t be by the end of the day. Adding to the...

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Asda Supermarket, Gateshead (8 Aug 2011), Photograph by Graham Soult 12

From Netto to Asda – checking out the Gateshead store’s transformation


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While some communities on Tyneside – among them North Shields and Wallsend – still have to wait a little longer for their Netto stores to be...

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