Tagged: Leeds

Hoardings outside Metrocentre Lego Store site (6 Nov 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Exclusive: Lego Store set for 29 November opening at Intu Metrocentre


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The new Lego Store at Gateshead’s Intu Metrocentre is to open on Friday 29 November, I understand. The imminent opening of the store seems to have prompted...

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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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Existing Waitrose convenience store, Leeds (21 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

November opening for Jesmond Waitrose… in Grimsby


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Map blooper stories are always good value, whether it’s because they’ve erased Wales or located Shrewsbury in the middle of a river. Now, potential John Lewis Partners in Lincolnshire...

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UGO offers leaflet 5

Harris: “We believe, long term, UGO has a good future”


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Interview headlines: UGO stores need to “trade better” but are not “at danger level” IT and ordering issues will be addressed More UGO stores planned...

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Discount UK (former Woolworths), Middlesbrough (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Poundworld’s multi-price format, Discount UK, lands in Middlesbrough


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Down on Teesside last week, I’d only really planned to have a quick look around Middlesbrough while waiting for my connecting bus to Redcar. However, I...

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Shoppers World locations, 1975 (adapted from Woolworths Virtual Museum graphic) 23

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, Leeds (21 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

As Clas Ohlson pledges “long-term commitment” to UK, I check out the Leeds store


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Things have been pretty quiet on the Clas Ohlson front since the Swedish hardware retailer announced the latest stage of its UK expansion, back in...

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Trinity Leeds hoarding, Leeds (21 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Leeds’ “retail soulmate” starts to take shape


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During my recent visit to Leeds city centre, one of the most visible retail developments was the ongoing construction work for Trinity Leeds, with cranes towering...

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Former Woolworths (now Home Bargains), Merrion Centre, Leeds (21 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Woolies spotting in Leeds


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As you would expect, I used the opportunity of being in Leeds last week to check out the city centre’s former Woolies sites. Leeds’ original Woolworths in...

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Artist's impression of Hartlepool UGO store 10

Haldanes pledges that UGO will be “the icing on the Netto cake”


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Following my recent post about Asda’s divestment of 39 surplus Netto stores, I had the pleasure of being invited to my first press conference last Friday,...

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Former Zavvi, Newcastle (27 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 11

A Woolies twist to every story


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Well, that’s a surprise! I’ve only just discovered that I’ve been photographing and blogging about a former Woolworths store – here, and more recently here –...

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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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