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Poundland (former Woolworths), Argyle Street, Glasgow (20 Nov 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

As Poundland prepares to float, what are the secrets of “the new Woolies'” success?


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As Poundland gets ready to float on the London Stock Exchange this week, in a move expected to value the business at £750m – similar in...

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Pure Essence Greetings website (31 Aug 2013) 0

Celebrating Britain’s new indie retailers at Autumn Fair


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Regular readers will know that one of my favourite things about working in retail is discovering really interesting and successful independent shops – whether that’s...

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New Tesco Extra, Sunderland (6 Jul 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

North East leads the space change as Tesco adds gyms to Extra stores


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Tesco Extra branches in Stockton-on-Tees and Sunderland are to see surplus space converted into gyms, as the retail giant looks to ‘repurpose’ excess square footage within...

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Monument Mall, Newcastle (16 Apr 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Redevelopment of Newcastle’s Monument Mall is now underway


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Work started yesterday (16 April) on Hammerson’s much-anticipated redevelopment of the Monument Mall shopping centre in Newcastle, which will see the mall’s circulation spaces infilled and...

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Isabel Macdonald outside her new store 6

Interview: Isabel Macdonald, Branch Manager, John Lewis at Home Tamworth


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Tamworth’s new John Lewis at Home opened its doors on Wednesday (12 October), eight months after I broke the news of its impending arrival. The 42,000 sq ft...

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Sheffield's existing John Lewis in Barker's Pool (18 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

As Stratford City opens, I check out John Lewis’s answers to the lack of other new schemes


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As the vast Westfield Stratford City opens its doors today, it’s little wonder that most of Twitter’s retail commentators seem to have decamped to east London. With...

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Shoppers World locations, 1975 (adapted from Woolworths Virtual Museum graphic) 24

Remembering Shoppers World: Woolworths’ early Argos-style experiment


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It’s always good to receive updates on former Woolies sites that I’ve previously featured here at Soult’s Retail View, so I was pleased to get an...

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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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