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

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. 

One Day wins international health brand in a competitive pitch

The Manchester-based boutique advertising and marketing agency has been appointed to lead a national go-to-market digital strategy for the Australian natural health brand Itchy Baby Co.

JCT600 completes new Citroën dealership in Bradford

Bradford-based family automotive retailer JCT600 has completed work on its new Citroën dealership on Sticker Lane in the city. Whilst current Lockdown restrictions are in...

Mercedes-Benz of Macclesfield is ready to ‘keep business moving’ for van customers

LSH Auto has ramped up support for Mercedes-Benz van operators in Macclesfield, in line with the brand’s commitment to ‘keep business moving’. The team at...

Restaurant Delivery Management Software Specialist VROMO Appointed as Olo’s Technology Partner

VROMO, which provides delivery management software for restaurants across the globe, has been appointed by leading US online food ordering platform Olo as its technology partner for delivery and driver management.

JCT600 adds MG Motor UK to its stable of car marques

JCT600 is now representing iconic British motoring brand MG Motor UK on Sticker Lane, Bradford. Whilst current lockdown restrictions are in place, the full range...

Wine trends to watch in 2021 from Salford’s Kingsland Drinks

Predicting wine trends for the unpredictable year ahead is certainly a challenge for the wine industry as we attempt to plan and prepare for...

Investment works completed on Bristol Street Motors Macclesfield Citroën

Bristol Street Motors is welcoming a Citroën franchise to its Ford dealership based in Macclesfield following a £200,000 investment in the Lyme Green Business...

JCT600 completes redevelopment of Audi Doncaster

As part of an ongoing programme to enhance its dealerships, JCT600 has upgraded its Audi Doncaster showroom on Wheatley Hall Road. The 650m2 Doncaster showroom...

World beating bicycle brought to market by North East company

A North East company has brought a British designed road bicycle to the market that offers a radical and revolutionary approach to the classic...

Frozen Food Retailers Choose Wavertree Retail Park

The Derwent Group has secured frozen food retailer Farm Foods at Wavertree Retail Park in Liverpool, as well as a lease extension from supermarket Iceland.

American Golf invests six-figure sum in Legends Tour

American Golf has invested a six-figure sum to become the official retail partner of the Legends Tour.

JCT600 celebrates two winners in the Automotive 30% Club’s Inspiring Women Awards

Having supported the Automotive 30% Club for the last two years as part of its ongoing commitment to attracting more women into the industry,...

New Beverley Flemingate store will give community the perfect One Stop for household essentials

A new convenience store is opening at the Flemingate centre in Beverley, East Yorkshire, to provide a valuable service during lockdown and beyond.

Wykeland gives landmark Whitefriargate buildings a sensitive facelift

Developer Wykeland Group has carried out a programme of sensitive cleaning works to smarten up landmark buildings in Hull city centre.

Brothers Building Positivity Through The Power of Writing

Two brothers have both launched successful literature collections to help people through the challenges life is currently throwing everyone’s way. Gabriel and Tolu’ A. Akinyemi...

Retailer targeting 25 new stores in 2021

One of the UK's fastest growing retailers has unveiled plans to open 25 new stores in 2021.

Salford’s Ten Locks announces first hires

Manchester’s Sinéad Lowe and Penelope McMylor join the premium spirits firm

Umbro launches new global website

Umbro has reinforced its brand presence with a new website that was redesigned and built by Manchester agency Absurd.

Food Industry software specialist VROMO set to deliver with new website

The events of 2020 have seen a seismic shift for the food industry, and with most players in this space pivoting to delivery as a lifeline, the growth of this channel is only set to continue, even with restrictions eased.

Rapid rise in customers for ethical lender during pandemic

CREDIT lenders Smarterbuys Store has seen a rapid rise in new customers this year and a 235 percent increase in loan applications since the UK’s Coronavirus outbreak was announced in March.

Work to start on new Porsche Centre York

Work is due to start in mid January on a major project to create a brand new, cutting edge Porsche Centre York. Located on the...

The only ‘Bubble House’ you want to be in this NYE! Seven Bro7hers launch...

Get a shake on and try SEVEN BRO7HERS two brand new 'lockdown 2.0' beers - 'Bubble House' brut IPA and 'Don't Milk it' IPA. The...

Black Sheep Brewery unveils a limited-edition Imperial Russian Stout – two and half years...

Black Sheep Brewery is ending 2020 with the launch of a limited-edition brew that has been two and half years in the making. The special...

Widd Signs completes five-figure project at landmark Manchester scheme

Leading traditional and digital signage manufacturer Widd Signs has completed a five-figure project to manufacture and install external and internal signage at the striking Crown Street Victoria Residence next to Deansgate Square in Manchester.
Ferrari and JCT600 Brooklands deliver a bit of extra special Christmas magic to Candlelighters

Ferrari and JCT600 Brooklands deliver a bit of extra special Christmas magic to Candlelighters

Santa’s sleigh may be the most famous red vehicle delivering presents at Christmas, but today Ferrari cars were dashing through town with some extra...

A slice down memory lane… Cumbria’s nostalgic ‘We Love Cake’ range launches in major...

Bells of Lazonby, renowned family bakers since 1946, is debuting We Love Cake’s nostalgia-inspired bakes with Morrison’s. Following success and brand growth in Australia, the...

Blue cheese is now for (shelf) life… not just for Christmas!

From its indulgent, earthy tang to the creamy blue texture, new sales data suggests when it comes to cheese, British shoppers are on the...

Built for Athletes Post Record Sales as Growth Continues

Built for Athletes has posted record sales of more than half a million during the month of November, with the brand experiencing a rise of 139% in sales YOY during Black Friday weekend.

LSH Auto announced as Official Van & Car Supplier to Macclesfield FC

LSH Auto, part of LSH International, one of the largest dealer groups for Mercedes-Benz cars worldwide, has been announced as the ‘Official Van &...

Lockdown restrictions drive 542% increase in online sales for Black Sheep Brewery

Black Sheep Brewery experienced its most successful November for online sales, which have seen a 542% increase on the same month in 2019. With England...

MotorVise Launches Mystery Shopping Service As UK Consumers Experience Worst Customer Service In Europe

MotorVise Automotive has launched its own mystery shopping service to drive up standards across car dealerships - as a new report reveals Britons experience...

Urmston’s independent business owners launch Indie Advent

With a desire to still celebrate Christmas, 24 independent business owners in Urmston have come together to create Urmston’s first Indie Advent. Following the traditional...

Treadmills delivers economic boost as first phase opens to the public

The first phase of the transformational Treadmills regeneration project has opened to the public, providing a timely boost to the local community and economy in Northallerton.

Levens Kitchen Launches Advent Calendar of Treats

Levens Kitchen, the coffee shop and relaxed dining venue at historic home Levens Hall and Gardens, near Kendal in Cumbria, has devised a novel way of working within its county's new Covid-19 tier arrangement, whilst providing locals with special culi