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The latest retail business news & consumer goods industry news from across the Northern retail sector.

Flooring wholesaler expands into the North East

A flooring wholesaler has opened a 20,000 square foot depot in County Durham as part of its UK expansion strategy.

Young Creative Sheffield Entrepreneur Featured on Forbes’ Prestigious “30 Under 30 Europe”

This week, Forbes released it’s fifth annual edition of its “30 Under 30 Europe” list - featuring 300 young visionaries boldly redefining ten industries...

Ty lends his ‘Voice’ to new store opening

One of the stars of this year's television programme The Voice has helped opened a new £150,000, 5,000 square-foot store in Stockton.

Leeds Students Take on Shopping Centre Sustainability Challenge

Students from secondary schools across West Yorkshire have been taking part in a special challenge to create and design a reusable water bottle that will be sold at White Rose Shopping Centre.

Simon Bailes Peugeot supplies purpose-built minibus to Ripon Community Link

A purpose-built minibus supplied by Simon Bailes Peugeot is already making a huge difference to a Ripon charity. The Peugeot Boxer – now christened James...

Luckless Maisie has a secure future, thanks to Ovenu Warrington

The owners of oven valeting firm Ovenu Warrington are providing a loving home for ageing greyhound Maisie, after she was unable to face the...

Bawtry Kitchen Specialist Targets Growth after Securing Launchpad Support

A Bawtry-based husband and wife team who sought to inspire property owners by making the most of their homes have expanded their company Meliora’s operations after calling on help from a unique business support programme which aims to help.

Pop-up spaces open doors to creativity in vibrant Fruit Market

Pop-up spaces have been made available in Hull’s Fruit Market to give a helping hand to creatives, performers and start-up businesses.

Mother & son-in-law men’s smart fashion businesses set for growth

The mum and son-in-law team behind Newcastle fashion house, Mr. Munro, is set for major growth in its walk-in menswear business. Lynne Machin, 59, and...

British backpack brand to supply Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN in 2020 Formula One Championship

Two brothers from the North West, who created and built a backpack brand trusted by athletes around the world, have now become official suppliers...

Simon Bailes Peugeot is recognised for Motability excellence

Simon Bailes Peugeot has been presented with a regional award for its work with the Motability Car Scheme. The Dealer Awards are run by Motability...

Boiler Plan to create 40 extra jobs as part of ambitious growth plan

Innovative home heating expert Boiler Plan is to create 40 new jobs over the next 12 months as part of its long-term strategy to...

Northern Quarter expansion for family-run furnishings specialist

LOFT, which has historically specialised in landlords and property managers, is targeting city centre residents with its new Northern Quarter furniture showroom.

Leading UK Retailer Boundary Outlet Teams Up With Red-Fern Media For Complete Digital Transformation

Established over 30 years ago, Boundary Outlet, formerly Boundary Mill Stores, is a group of leading UK shopping destinations attracting hundreds of thousands of...

Durham Dad Dared to Venture onto Prime Time TV Ticking Off Ultimate Ambition

Simon Bourne, 35, from County Durham, founder of The Hand Dyed Shoe Co is to feature on BBC’s Dragon’s Den.

The Book Vault launches in Barnsley

Returning to work is one of the last things on their minds of most 73 year olds but dedicated bookworm Ivy Doherty was so devastated by the loss of Barnsley’s last bookshop that she decided to take matters into her own hands.

Flooring store announces local charity support

A flooring retailer marked the opening of its first store in the North West of England by pledging its support to a local women's charity.

Further Yorkshire Acquisition for Vertu Motors PLC

Vertu Motors plc has added to its portfolio in Yorkshire with the £4 million acquisi-tion of the Kia Bradford and Honda Bradford business, from...

Flooring retailer announces major investment in new Teesside store

A fast-growing retailer is opening a £150,000 store in Teesside this weekend as part of its national store roll-out programme.

£5 million investment made in North East flooring company

Growth Partner has completed a £5 million investment into high growth North East based floor coverings specialist, Connection Retail, which operates through its Flooring Superstore, Direct Wood Flooring and Grass Direct brands.

Doncaster ice cream parlour hoping to be scooped up by new buyers

The owner of a family-run ice cream parlour in Doncaster is going on the market as current vendor, Amtizant Kamar, plans to have more...

Retail alive as jukebox shop pops up for third time

A Leeds-based manufacturer of handcrafted jukeboxes is set to open a pop-up shop in the city for its third time in two years.

How have self-service checkouts revolutionised retail?

Over the years, you’ve probably noticed that the entire shopping experience has shifted. New technologies are being introduced around the world to help streamline...

Business Crime in the UK – What sectors are most at risk

When choosing how to secure your business it is important to understand the crime rates in your area in order to ensure that your business is sufficiently secure.

New partnership leave apprentices ‘loving carpets’

A new partnership is providing apprenticeship opportunities for young people at a well-known flooring retail chain.

Bristol Street Motors introduces Hyundai to Morpeth

Bristol Street Motors is adding a Hyundai franchise to its Ford dealership based in Morpeth following a £100,000 investment in the Coopies Lane site. Bristol...

Stockport Gin Launch Sustainable Edition Gin

Stockport Gin have launched a new ‘Sustainable Edition’ gin exclusively for Selfridges.

How Manchester brand Jameson Carter transformed £3,000 into a £10million fashion empire in just...

From selling caps out of their garages to shooting nationwide campaigns with international footballers - how the Jameson Carter team overcame every obstacle in a bid to smash the international fashion scene

Milburngate sets its sights high with installation of 68-metre-tall tower crane

Members of the construction team at the Milburngate development will get some of the best views of Durham City and the surrounding area following...

Burritos on the up at Listo Burrito

Burrito sales up five per cent YOY across Listo Burrito independent restaurant group, despite declining casual dining sector and a short trading month. 15,000 burritos were sold in January alone.

Sound Leisure launch the ultimate handcrafted jukebox, exclusively for Harrods

A brand-new product for luxury department store, Harrods, has been created by a UK jukebox manufacturer, featuring intricate bird figures and images reminiscent of elements in the food halls.

Chris is first to drive away in all-new 208 after Simon Bailes Peugeot launch...

Simon Bailes Peugeot has handed over the keys to its first customer to buy the all-new 208 at a special launch event. Chris Yellow –...

UK’s leading baby swimwear brand Splash About acquires British swim wholesaler SRS Leisure

Grimsby based, global award-winning baby swimwear brand Splash About International Ltd, today announced its acquisition of leading British swim products wholesaler Swimrite Supplies Ltd...

Why do we buy luxury items? Insights from the jewellery industry

Whether it’s Rolex watches, designer handbags, or expensive cars, luxury items have undeniable appeal. Of course, many expensive purchases are made simply because people...

Electric vehicle accreditation for Bristol Street Motors Nissan Bradford

Bristol Street Motors Nissan Bradford has demonstrated its knowledge and expertise in the electric vehicle market to gain Electric Vehicle Approved Status (EVA). The scheme...

Lobster clients enjoy Xmas trade without extra cost

Logistics and wholesale clients of Chesterfield-based software specialist, Lobster, enjoyed the seasonal peak in trade without incurring additional operational expenses.

Yorkshire-based Kiddies Kingdom promises to fill the void left behind by Mothercare

National nursery retailer, Mothercare, has this week begun closing its doors for the last time, with the 79th and final store to cease trading...

Yorkshire Care Equipment bring faster, safer falls assistance device to the north

Since 2016, Yorkshire Care Equipment have been supplying the Raizer emergency lifting chair to care homes, hospitals, emergency services, and private residences across Scotland...

Vertu Motors expands Yorkshire presence with acquisition of Volkswagen dealerships

The Vertu Motors group is growing its presence in the Yorkshire automotive retail market following the acquisition of four Volkswagen dealerships from a trading...

North West retailers ‘amongst most resilient in UK’

Pressure on North West retailers has eased once again over the past quarter, making the region’s retail sector amongst the most resilient in the UK, according to new research by the insolvency and restructuring trade body R3.