Tagged: M&S

Inside the new Psyche fashion store in Durham (12 Apr 2018). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

What’s been happening in the North East’s retail centres? Here’s your round-up of April’s important developments

From designer fashion store Psyche opening in Durham to the city’s M&S closing, April saw plenty of interesting developments in North East bricks-and-mortar retail. Read the latest updates here, as a sample of what you can find in the May issue of my monthly Soult’s Retail Report.

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Digital Argos store in Tottenham Court Road, London (12 Sep 2014). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Ian Jindal Q&A: “Customers see mobile as the remote control for the brands they trust”


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Those of us who like attending retail and digital-related conferences certainly never have any shortage of potential events to attend. My own excursions are limited a touch...

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Cathedral and Conduit Street, Lichfield (19 Mar 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Lichfield gets a boost as Debenhams takes over city’s ex-TJ Hughes


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The confirmation that Debenhams will be opening up in Lichfield’s former TJ Hughes store in March 2013 is great news for the city, and should give...

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Mountain Warehouse, Hexham (1 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

New Mountain Warehouse reaffirms Hexham’s status as a retail hotspot


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Visiting Hexham on New Year’s Day, I was interested to see that a new branch of Mountain Warehouse had sprung up since I was previously...

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Former Woolworths (now Poundworld), West Ealing (24 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

West Ealing’s surprising former Woolies building


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While visiting London last month, I also found time to pay a visit to the interesting shopping area of West Ealing – home, as you...

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Frontage of original Woolworths store, Stockton-on-Tees (28 June 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 12

Stockton’s original Woolies – and the current state of the town’s High Street


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Having missed Stockton-on-Tees’ original Woolworths when I first visited the town nearly a year ago, I’ve been keen to go back and capture a photograph of...

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Gregory's bakers in Bishop Auckland (6 Feb 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Bishop Auckland bustles, despite its empty Woolies


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The recent focus upon all that’s been happening in Newcastle means that I haven’t had as much time as I would like to explore some other...

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Peacocks logo. Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Peacocks lined up for Newcastle’s former Zavvi


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Peacocks has submitted a planning application for new signage at the former Zavvi site in Newcastle’s Northumberland Street, confirming recent rumours that the fashion retailer was being...

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Three weeks ago (24 Jan 2010). Photograph by Mark Leaver 2

Building work underway at Hopwood Park Waitrose


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Many thanks to Mark Leaver for sending me an MMS with this photo of work underway on the new Waitrose store at Hopwood Park Services on...

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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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Whitley Bay’s “upward trend in retail shopping”


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Anyone who follows my blog posts will see how frequently I draw from the great resource that is local newspaper websites. With the downturn affecting...

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M&S’s gain is Morrisons’ loss


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The news that the current boss of Morrisons, Marc Bolland, is to become the new Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer brings to an end...

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A busy day for retail – M&S, Blacks, and giving GIVe a look


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Today’s retail news has arguably been dominated by Marks and Spencer revealing better than expected results, and Blacks Leisure (owner of Millets, as well as its...

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Not what I had in mind for the old Newcastle Zavvi store…


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When I remarked a couple of weeks ago that Newcastle’s “Monument Mall would surely welcome the arrival of a strong anchor store” following the closure...

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