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Taking the peril out of online marketing: download my slides from last week’s talk in Stockton


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It was a pleasure to speak at Enterprise Made Simple’s Flippin’ Good Networking event in Stockton last week, sharing my online marketing tips – on web...

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Site of future Charles Clinkard store in Shrewsbury (21 Dec 2013). Photograph by Sam Stockley 4

Charles Clinkard Q&A: “Maintaining good relationships with suppliers is key”


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Think of a great northern city, and the chances are that you’ll bring to mind one of the great northern retailers that’s based there. Bradford...

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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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HMV, South Shields (18 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Four North East stores to go in first wave of HMV closures


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As you may well have seen last week, four North East locations are among the 66 loss-making HMV stores that will close within the next couple...

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Walmsley's, Newcastle (3 Dec 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

North East stores at risk as high street furnisher Walmsley’s collapses again


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Stores in Newcastle, Sunderland, Blyth and Stockton are among 24 shops that are at risk following the collapse of Walmsley’s, the high street furniture specialist,...

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New Clintons signage at Stowmarket (2 Aug 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Can Clintons’ new look help restore the chain’s fortunes?


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Just two months after rescuing nearly 400 Clintons stores, the chain’s new owners have started rolling out a new look – inside and out –...

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Ethel Austin, Blaydon (12 Apr 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Rescued for the fourth time, can Ethel Austin really have a future?


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When value clothing retailer Ethel Austin fell into administration for the fourth time in as many years three weeks ago, it’s fair to say that its chances of...

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Clintons fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Eldon Square among saved stores as American Greetings snaps up 397 Clintons sites


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Yesterday’s news that Lakeshore Lending Limited, a subsidiary of card manufacturer and supplier American Greetings, has bought the brands and assets of Clinton Cards – including...

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Game in Sunderland's High Street West - now closed (13 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Twenty-one North East stores close immediately as Game collapses


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Twenty-one Game and Gamestation shops in the North East are among the 277 stores that have closed immediately following Game Group’s collapse into administration this...

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Family Bargains (former Woolworths), Bristol Galleries (22 Feb 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Poundworld and Discount UK to open dual-fascia store in Swindon


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Multi-price value retailer Discount UK is to open its 30th store, in Swindon, this week – under a dual fascia with its Yorkshire-based parent brand, Poundworld....

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Stockton Town Centre Business Awards judges, including me on the left 1

There’s still time to enter Stockton Borough’s Town Centre Business Awards


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Since I blogged about my judging role as part of Stockton Council’s first ever Town Centre Business Awards, launched back in July, I’m pleased to...

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B&M Bargains (former Woolworths), Chester-le-Street (24 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

B&M Bargains heads to Burton – but where next?


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Many thanks to Lee Dymond and Martin, who both emailed me about the news of B&M Bargains opening in the former Woolworths store in Burton,...

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Filming with the BBC's Chris Jackson in Stockton High Street (22 Nov 2010) 10

Why does Stockton have so many empty shops? BBC1 tonight at 7.30 might have some answers…


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Those of you in the North East and Cumbria (or anywhere else with access to Freesat), may be interested in watching BBC1 at 7.30 pm tonight (Monday...

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Shuttered Ethel Austin store. Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Eth-alworth Austin


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As variety chain Alworths celebrates its first birthday today, the opening of stores in Newark and Maidenhead has now been confirmed for later this month –...

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Frontage of original Woolworths store, Stockton-on-Tees (28 June 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 10

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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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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Former Linthorpe Road Woolworths, Middlesbrough. Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Logging the North East’s long-closed former Woolies


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Last week’s blog post about the long-closed former Woolworths in Benwell seems to have opened the floodgates to lots of comments and insights about other nearly-forgotten...

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