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

From clicks to mortar: Dowsing & Reynolds reveals preview of its first interiors store...

Leeds-based luxe home interiors brand Dowsing & Reynolds has announced it will open its first store, occupying a prime spot in sought-after shopping destination, the Victoria Quarter.

Green distillery makes largest donation to plant 140 local trees

A start-up gin and whisky distillery has made its largest donation to date in a bid to protect one of the most distinctive landscapes in England.

Liverpool’s St Johns Shopping Centre set for striking new green wall

An innovative giant living wall, part of a global effort to increase green space in city centres, has been approved by Liverpool City Council.

PROPER MINT! Music create Manchester wide campaign to launch refurbished Iceland stores with...

Creative branding agency Music today revealed their campaign to promote the reopening of 31 Greater Manchester Iceland stores following refurbishment. The campaign features ‘Proper Manc’ legend Shaun Ryder, who stars in a localised radio campaign.

Farnell Land Rover Guiseley sales executive named as a retail ‘rising star’

Philippa Haigh, a senior sales executive at Farnell Land Rover in Guiseley has been recognised with a prestigious national award. 23-year-old Philippa won the ‘Rising...

Can Our Young People Save Our High Streets?

As more and more money, time and effort is poured into reviving our ailing High Streets two young planners believes it’s time to let...

Merger results in further expansion for flooring company

A merger is enabling a rapidly expanding, independent flooring company to target further growth.

Flooring the Nation: Innovative Eco-Underlay Partners with UK’s Leading Flooring Retailer

An eco-engineered flooring underlay, which is made using recycled PET plastic bottles and other single-use plastics, is now being stocked in one of the...

Huddersfield Mum of two launches product to help children sleep

Huddersfield Mum of two, Louise Lilof, has launched a scientifically-backed sensory brand with products to help anxious children sleep better. snoozzzy weighted blankets are filled...

Farnell Land Rover Nelson supports local young carers

Farnell Land Rover Nelson is ensuring that young carers in the area have time to relax and enjoy activities most children take for granted. The...

How retailers have been using a tailored approach to retain customers

Over the past decade, the rapid growth of online retail has made it difficult for some high-street retailers to stay afloat. However, some retailers...

New survey reveals over 80% of people don’t know what scampi is

A recent survey of 500 British shoppers, conducted by Whitby Seafoods reveals that 80% of people are in the dark about what scampi is made of, further reinforcing the fact that many of us aren’t aware of what is in our seafood products.

Brand ambassador appointed in food company’s war on waste

• Waste prevention guru joins forces with food wholesaler • Food waste is a key component in climate change, says expert • ‘Situation must change to protect future generations’

‘Funky’ North East furniture brand to exceed £1.6m turnover

Jarrow-based solid wood furniture manufacturer, Funky Chunky Furniture, has achieved a record turnover of £1.6m in its sixth year of business.

Bob Does The Job At Newcastle Building Society’s New Stokesley Branch

The chairman of trustees at Stokesley’s Globe Community Library doors has cut the ribbon to officially open the town’s new branch of Newcastle Building Society.

Harrogate-based interior designer launches artwork collection at international trade show

Entrepreneurial interior designer Richard Grafton, which has showrooms in Harrogate and Ilkley, is diversifying with the launch of a carefully collated selection of hand-framed artwork in London at one of the industry’s leading exhibitions.

Retail Giant Appoints North West Agency to Boost Commercialisation

Morrisons - one of the UK’s largest retailers - has appointed specialist firm, Access Point, to implement its commercialisation strategy. As part of the...
General manager Ryan Slater (centre) with the JCT600 Mitsubishi Bradford team

JCT600 completes new Mitsubishi Motors dealership in Bradford

Bradford-based family automotive retailer JCT600 has completed work on its new Mitsubishi Motors dealership on Sticker Lane in the city, which is now fully...

Lookers continues electric taxi retail partnership with second site in Greater Manchester

Lookers is continuing its partnership with electric taxi retailer LEVC after opening a new site at its Volvo dealership in Stockport. The site will act...

Milnthorpe Spar petrol station is first in UK to receive H&S hero badge

A Milnthorpe forecourt has been named one of the most health and safety conscious in the country. The Spar petrol station, on Beetham Road, has...

CosCos to welcome Aldi to AJ Bell Stadium

Planning has been approved for a new 20,000 sq ft Aldi store set to be built on land close to the AJ Bell Stadium, owned by CosCos, a joint-venture between Peel L&P and Salford City Council.

North West Pink Cloud Beauty Co nominated as Best New British Brand at prestigious...

Pink Cloud Beauty Co., a North-West based drinkable vitamin brand, has today announced that it has been shortlisted in the prestigious 2019 Pure Beauty...

Leeds-based luxe home décor brand reports 100% increase in turnover

Dowsing & Reynolds has reported a 100% increase in turnover year on year, as the brand enters its busiest trading period in the run up to Christmas.

North East’s First Urban Winery Toasts NEL Investment Support

The North East’s first urban winery is aiming to change people’s perceptions of English wines with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund.

New manager takes over Trafford Park paper mill

A new site manager has been appointed to take charge at the Essity Manchester Mill on Trafford Park Road in Manchester. George Placogiannakis is taking...

Iconic retailer expands at home and overseas

An iconic furniture and home furnishings retailer is expanding on several fronts at home and abroad as it looks to diversify in line with the changing retail landscape.

Creative Spark launch teeth whitening collection O₃X by BlanX with Instagram Star Laila...

BlanX have partnered with Creative Spark and asked them to create an over arching brand campaign with stand out individual creative assets that can be translated across various channels.

Specialist retailer brings guitars galore to Flemingate

Guitar Galleries’ new store at Flemingate includes a “Taylor Experience Centre”, recognising its status as a Premier Dealer for Taylor, a leading maker of acoustic and electric guitars.

New traders at Middlesbrough’s Dundas Market to put a smile on your face

Two new businesses opening at the Dundas Indoor Market are certain to put a smile on your face. For the last 15 years Shaun...

Yorkshire Designer’s New Ethical Range For Men Who Tie The Knot

A Yorkshire designer will launch an ethical range of men's wedding accessories in September at Huddersfield Town Hall’s wedding fayre. Jill Eve has designed ties,...

Bury’s Mill Gate launches new interactive video to make centre accessible to all

Mill Gate Shopping Centre in Bury has launched a new interactive video to assist people with additional access needs, when preparing for a trip to an unfamiliar place.

Food Warehouse and O2 Sign at the Derwent Group’s Retail Parks

The Derwent Group has secured two new lettings at its North West retail parks.

Newcastle Building Society To Take Over Former Dickinsons Site In Centre Of Hexham

The North East’s biggest building society is set to take over a landmark retail site in the centre of Hexham.

New traders arrive at The Piece Hall as Loafers Vinyl expands into larger unit

The Piece Hall has grown its independent retail offering with the arrival of four new shops including an art and craft studio, a children’s...

Popular Middlesbrough trader bucks trend by opening new shop

A popular Middlesbrough retailer is bucking the national trend by opening a new and bigger shop. Rajinder Singh has been running Home Savers, which was...

Approved Food stops thousands of unwanted airline snacks from being wasted

Airlines generate 5.2m tonnes of waste, costing the industry £400m per year

Yorkshire recruitment agency reveals why attitude tops applicant rejection survey

Bad attitude, time management and over confidence are amongst the most common reasons for an applicant to be rejected from a job according to...

New family friendly Reel Cinema opens in Wakefield city centre

Reel Cinema, a new affordable family cinema concept, opens today, Friday 16th August, as part of The Ridings Shopping centre’s new leisure offering, which...

Darlington café owner swapping the main course for the golf course

Darlington café owner Stephen Valente is selling his local business to spend more time improving his 14 handicap at the Durham City Golf Club,...

Hope & Ivy invites Media Agency Group to support their blossoming floral-inspired fashion brand

The contemporary British fashion brand, Hope & Ivy have engaged with Media Agency Group (mag) to capitalise on the agency’s specialist knowledge in order to help raise brand awareness and a drive behind their beautiful embroidered and printed signatu