Tagged: B&Q

Spice chest at Achica (20 Aug 2012) 22

Critiquing the Achica experience as I try out the “members-only luxury lifestyle store”


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Since its launch less than three years ago, the private sales etailer Achica – badged as the “members-only luxury lifestyle store” – has been something of a quiet...

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Bathroom tap. Photograph by Graham Soult 0

As big-name retailers crowd the bathrooms market, how can the indies fight back?


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Though I get to work with plenty of bathroom retailers through my Home Interiors Directory website, it isn’t a sector of the retail industry I’ve really blogged...

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John Lewis Tamworth (17 Jun 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

John Lewis Tamworth takes shape


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Following the confirmation, in April, that John Lewis will indeed be opening one of its ‘At Home’ stores in Tamworth, work on site seems to be...

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John Lewis logo. Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Is John Lewis coming to Tamworth?


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No, don’t choke on your cornflakes… that’s a serious question. My interest was piqued last month when the Tamworth Herald ran a story under the...

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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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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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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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