Tagged: Whitley Bay

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Retailer Q&A with Rosie Willett Designs: “Ecommerce is fantastic for reaching people all over the world”


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Talking to retailers – as I spend much of my time doing – it’s interesting how many businesses have embraced Facebook and its Pages functionality, but...

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Tesco Express, Whitley Bay (11 Apr 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Tesco store closure list revealed: three North East shops to go


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Tesco has today revealed the list of 43 stores that it intends to close – with three North East branches among their number. Eighteen of...

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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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Original Factory Shop fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 1

The Original Factory Shop in Morpeth – a shift towards more upmarket locations?


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The rapidly expanding mini-department store retailer, The Original Factory Shop, opened its seventh North East store, in Morpeth, last week. It adds to the retailer’s...

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One degree of separation, as Soult meets Shopjacket in the Teesdale Mercury


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One of the things I love about retail is the way that you can always find obscure links between apparently unrelated places, people and shops – such as...

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The former Select store in Whitley Bay, followings its 'Shopjacketting' 3

‘Shopjacket’ brings hope to Whitley Bay town centre


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Given the challenges that Whitley Bay town centre has faced over the last year – with a number of high-profile retail departures – it’s been great to see...

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One day – ten former Woolies – one tired blogger


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Back in September, you might recall me trumpeting the fact that I’d visited six old Woolworths in a day. Today, however, I must confess to visiting...

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My own photo of the former Select shop, back in December 2

A shabby view?


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Visiting Whitley Bay in North Tyneside today, it was apparent that while there ARE indeed a lot of empty shops – as blogged about previously...

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After the loss of M&S and T&G, Whitley Bay gains B&M


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Barely a day or two after writing about Whitley Bay Woolworths still being empty, I now read that it’s going to become a B&M Bargains store...

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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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Photo gallery: more former Woolies around the UK (part 1)


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Though I can’t claim to make a habit of visiting six old Woolies stores in the same day (including Houghton-le-Spring, above), I have managed to build up...

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