Tagged: Derby

Co-op department store, Derby (10 Nov 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

As eight Midlands Co-op department stores face closure, what might the future hold?


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Midlands Co-op has become the latest co-operative society to exit non-food, with its announcement today that eight Fashion & Home department stores are to close within...

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Best Buy, Rotherham (3 Nov 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Carphone confirms closure of its 11 UK Best Buy stores – so what went wrong?


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Carphone Warehouse has this morning confirmed that it will close its 11 big-box Best Buy stores across the UK, subject to employee representative consultation, putting 1,100...

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Postcard of Victoria Street, c.1908 6

Derby’s original Woolworths site – and a precedent for today’s retail churn


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Back in January I blogged about Burton upon Trent’s original Woolworths store, and promised to turn my attention in a future post to the nearby...

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Newcastle's TJ Hughes (8 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 12

Newcastle’s TJ Hughes is saved – but Middlesbrough’s is to close within days


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There was good news for Newcastle city centre earlier this week, with the announcement that the TJ Hughes store in Grainger Street had been sold,...

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Former Woolworths, Victoria Street, Derby (23 Dec 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 13

The old Woolies store that’s gone for a Burton


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Regular readers may recall a blog post from a year ago, when I reported upon my visits to the former Woolies stores at Coopers Square in...

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Shot from 1998 'Woolies Winter Wonderland' TV ad 15

Woolies Winter Wonderland…


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…That was the theme of Woolworths’ 1998 Christmas TV advertisement, in the heady, Tellytubby days when, as the ad reminds us, everyone wanted a Talking Po....

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Former Woolworths stores – status update


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There have been a few more announcements of new occupants for old Woolworths stores over the last couple of weeks: Alnwick: M&Co – full story...

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