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

Triumph Motorcycles revs up global sales training thanks to virtual programme

Triumph Motorcycles has continued training its staff worldwide throughout the pandemic, thanks to an innovative programme delivered by MotorVise Automotive. Faced with severe restrictions surrounding...

Simon Bailes Peugeot predicts deluge of ‘new driver’ car sales

Simon Bailes Peugeot has welcomed the resumption of driving tests – saying it will act as a further boost to car sales. Learner drivers had...

White City Retail Park to Welcome The Gym Group

Affordable nationwide gym brand The Gym Group has signed a 10 year lease at White City Retail Park.

Retailer American Golf buys first entire golf complex

Warrington-based American Golf, has purchased the iconic High Legh Park Golf Club in Knutsford, Cheshire in a £2.7m deal, marking the first time the retailer has owned an entire golf complex.

£200,000 investment in new Carlisle flooring store

A fast growing flooring retailer is launching its ninth store in just a month, with Carlisle chosen as the latest location.

On Thursdays we shop! SaleCycle data reveals the world’s online shopping habits

A new report has revealed that Thursday is the optimum day that people are most likely to shop online – with working from home...

RaaW Pet Foods launches high quality, natural treats range for cats & dogs

RaaW Pet Foods are a family run company based in Harrogate, with a mission to produce the highest quality, safe, raw pet food for cats and dogs, so they can lead their healthiest and happiest lives. Launching this April, their debut treat range.

Family car retailer launches ‘JCT600 Approved’ brand

Yorkshire-based family-owned motor retailer JCT600 is launching its own ‘JCT600 Approved’ seal of approval for used cars as the company celebrates the re-opening of...

MB DIY reveals it has generated an extra £1m turnover following logistics centre ...

A 30,000 sq. ft distribution centre completed by Wharton Construction for home improvements supplier MB DIY has been instrumental in the company increasing its...

New report reveals how Leeds businesses adapted during the pandemic despite 9 out of...

The research provides a deep-dive into some of the key challenges Leeds-based businesses are currently facing, as well as actionable advice to overcome them.

Moda Furnishings invests in the future as sales continue to soar

Leading omni-channel outdoor living and garden furniture retailer Moda Furnishings is on track to deliver a year of exceptional revenue growth underpinned by record...

Long term success of car showrooms will rest on strength of sales teams, says...

Car dealerships up and down the country may be forgiven for wondering what awaits when they finally reopen their showroom doors on Monday (April...

North West business leaders welcome lockdown easing

North West business leaders welcome lockdown easing, with retail and hospitality reopening from Monday

Colourful future for family-run business as online sales skyrocket

A family run decorating business in County Durham is set to invest in its online operations after seeing a 300% leap in internet orders in a year.

LSH Auto sponsors Taekwondo triple World Champion

LSH Auto has been announced as the official car sponsor for Olympic athlete Bianca Walkden. The partnership agreement will see Taekwondo triple World Champion Bianca...

New jobs and £1m investment as East Yorkshire garden centre is acquired by local...

One of the UK’s oldest garden centres, California Gardens at Howden, near Goole, has been sold for £1.5m to two local businessmen who plan...

Liverpool ONE welcomes spring in with Easter egg hunt

Easter has arrived at Liverpool ONE with seven giant eggs taking pride of place in Paradise Place. The eggs, a fun “Where’s Wally” style puzzle,...

Work Starts Transforming Prominent Retail Unit In Sheffield City Centre

Yorkshire construction company, Harris CM, has started work on a £1.5 million refurbishment project that will see a well-known building on Fargate, in Sheffield city centre, transformed into a striking new retail environment.

Ex-army duo combats rising PPE costs with new venture

Two best friends from Manchester and Southampton have supplied Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to over 250 businesses after launching Nightingale PPE in March 2020. Nightingale...

American Golf to open £650k high-tech ‘superstore’ in Trafford

Warrington-headquartered, American Golf, will open the UK’s most high tech golf store at Trafford Golf Centre, Trafford, when non-essential retail re-opens to the public on April 12th.

Beer52.com bags SEVEN BRO7HERS first Sabro IPA for subscribers

SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO has teamed up with drinks subscription service Beer52 to release its first Sabro IPA. The limited-edition beer will be available exclusively...

Symphony Partners with The Used Kitchen Company for Kitchen Sector Sustainability

The Used Kitchen Company and The Symphony Group have signed a new agreement, to deliver enhanced sustainability in the kitchen sector in 2021.

LSH Auto rolls out rapid workplace Coronavirus testing

LSH Auto, part of LSH International, one of the largest dealer groups for Mercedes-Benz cars worldwide, has begun offering rapid Covid tests to colleagues...

Vromo partners with Square to offer increased functionality for efficient food delivery

Restaurant Delivery management software company VROMO has announced that it will be integrating with Square’s point-of-sale and payment-processing platform to offer increased functionality for restaurants that manage their own food delivery process.

Cartime wins top industry award for second year running

Cartime, which has showrooms in both Bury and Rochdale, has been announced as Car Supermarket of the Year in the Motor Trader Independent Dealer Awards for the second consecutive year.

Salford Distillery raise £600 for ‘So Let’s Talk’ as the hospitality sector gears to...

Salford’s SIS4ERS DISTILLERY have raised more than £600 for So Let’s Talk through the sales of its limited edition ‘Home at Ten’ gin. Launched in...

Built for Athletes Continue Partnership with the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Formula One Team

Built for Athletes and the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Formula One team are set to continue their successful partnership for the 2021 world championship.

Hotter celebrates £120k fundraising milestone with launch of daffodil wellington boot design

Hotter Shoes, the UK’s biggest footwear manufacturer, is celebrating raising more than £120,000 for Marie Curie with the launch of its latest limited edition...

Creative Spark, launch Peep, the new silk bedding brand

Creative brand agency, Creative Spark have revealed that they are the team behind the successful launch of Peep, a new range of 100% mulberry silk bedding. The silk pillows and eye masks offer health benefits ranging from a better night’s sleep right

Widd Signs appointed by Tapi Carpets to deliver branded signage for new stores

Widd Signs has been awarded a sizeable contract by fast-growing retailer Tapi Carpets & Floors to create and install signage within any new store openings over the course of 2021.

Yorkshire artist continues to grow with new studio appointment

With the rise in popularity of British artist Toni Thornton taking her to incredible heights, there's never been a more timely appointment of new Studio Assistant Meg Bolderson.

Bradford company develops innovative display solutions

Bradford-based Dominion Print and its in-house design team, One19 Creative, have launched an innovative range of display solutions which create animation through a combination of advanced lighting and multi-layered printing techniques.

Tile Mountain to Join Liverpool Shopping Park

National retailer Tile Mountain has signed a 10 year lease at Liverpool Shopping Park for its first Merseyside showroom.

Built for Athletes to Offset Carbon in New Sustainability Drive

Built for Athletes has partnered with Ecologi, a leading tree-planting and climate action funder in a new sustainability drive for the brand.

Hexagon Consultants team up with world class partners to launch Centricity™

Yorkshire based company, Hexagon Consultants, have developed Centricity™, which covers everything from the assessment of a company’s D2C capability, through strategy, planning and implementation of those plans.

Dreams Come True at White City and Liverpool Shopping Park

Nationwide bed retailer Dreams has signed a ten year lease at Liverpool Shopping Park and agreed a move to a larger unit at White City Retail Park, Manchester.

Local accountants support sale of Middlesbrough independent fashion retailer Psyche – in record time

Clive Owen LLP, the regional firm of chartered accountants and business advisers with offices in Darlington, Durham and York, provided professional accountancy and tax...

Yorkshire plastic-free pioneers launch products in John Lewis & Partners

An online retailer based in Leeds is launching its eco-friendly products on the John Lewis & Partners website. Some of the brand’s most popular eco-alternative...

A Clear Win as SHIFT Marketplace Secures Carbon Theory Contract

Leeds-based digital retail company, SHIFT Marketplace, has secured a 12-month strategic partnership with Carbon Theory, the UK’s most in-demand anti-breakout skincare range, to launch...

Stretford Sells Out As Commercial Partner Sought

The Heaton Group has today announced its Stretford scheme, The Bank, has sold out as it seeks commercial partners for its 317sqm ground floor retail space.