Category: Home and DIY

Clas Ohlson fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Clas Ohlson heads to CSC-owned centres in Cardiff and Norwich


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I’m not sure whether Clas Ohlson’s people are reading this blog, or whether – more likely – the obvious locations for new UK stores are fairly easy...

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Main entrance of The Range, Stockton-on-Tees (31 Jul 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 8

The Range fills the gap left by Stockton’s Big W


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Yesterday I finally paid a visit – by car – to the former Big W on Portrack Lane in Stockton-on-Tees, having twice failed to find...

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From eBay to e-commerce


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This guest post was written by Rob Watson. Graham has allowed me to hijack his blog to throw in my perspective of retail on the...

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Northumberland Street scene, Newcastle (17 June 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Currys and B&Q think compact as the retail park heads to the high street


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I was curious to read Retail Week’s recent article about the electricals retailer DSGi trialling a small-size dual fascia Currys and PC World store at...

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Clas Ohlson fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Clas Ohlson continues UK expansion with Merry Hill store


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Swedish hardware retailer Clas Ohlson has announced today that it will be opening its eighth UK store at Westfield’s Merry Hill shopping centre, at Brierley...

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TK Maxx site at MetroCentre, back in March. Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Joint TK Maxx and HomeSense store to open at MetroCentre in ‘late September’


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The trouble of spending too much of my time visiting town centres and shopping malls is that I end up with more potential blog topics than I ever have...

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BHS in Newcastle (7 Mar 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Big Homeware Strength but Barely Helpful Staff


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Its interior may be somewhat dowdy, but I do have a soft spot for Newcastle’s Bhs store, in Northumberland Street. True, the fashionability of some...

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Clas Ohlson heads northwards… though not quite far enough north yet


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Happy New Year to you! You may recall that back in August last year (referring to 2009 as ‘last year’ is bound to take some...

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Who or what is Clas Ohlson?


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With so many old Woolworths sites being taken over by familiar high street names and pound shops, it’s nice when the new arrival is something a...

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B & (no need to) Q


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I was interested to read Retail Week’s comment piece today on the introduction of self-serve checkouts to B&Q, and to note the author’s scepticism over...

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