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

‘Drift’ to online purchasing differs widely by product category – latest study from Go...

New research from Go Inspire Group examines future trends in consumer behaviour, addressing the received wisdom that shopping is moving inexorably online. This study...

Meadowhall to lead in late-night experiences

Meadowhall, Yorkshire’s leading lifestyle destination, has unveiled major developments in their leisure offering with the launch of their late-night experience programme.

Green Beans Market Arriving At Platform One With Newcastle Building Society Support

A thriving North Tyneside community market is laying down new roots with the help of a four-figure grant from their local Newcastle Building Society branch.

Tees Valley technicians recognised at national awards

Two Bristol Street Motors colleagues in the Tees Valley have been recognised with national awards, which were presented by iconic, larger than life actor...

Manchester-based auction house announces expansion

Simon Charles Auctioneers & Valuers, the Stockport-based auction house specialising in selling high-street and online retailers’ end of line stock, surplus stock and customers...

Halifax retail warehouse offers ‘high quality investment’ opportunity

An impressive modern retail warehouse investment opportunity in Halifax has been brought to market, via leading commercial property agents Commercial Property Partners LLP (CPP). Prominently...

Newcastle Building Society Investing In New Stokesley Branch

The North East's biggest building society is crossing the High Street in Stokesley to open a new improved branch.

Cashless Parking in Newcastle up 40% in six months

Cashless parking in Newcastle upon Tyne has increased by 40% in the last six months. PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payments, now provides cashless parking without a transaction fee at the nearly 7,000 on- and off-street spaces.

Independent bookseller begins new chapter at Ouseburn gallery

A Newcastle gallery and independent bookseller have turned the page in their ongoing collaboration.

Leeds Corn Exchange celebrates independent retailers this Independence Day

Thursday 4 July marks Independence Day but in Leeds, the iconic Corn Exchange is celebrating its independent retailers through its own campaign ‘Independents’ Day’.

Bamburgh Castle raises glass to 125th anniversary

Two special beers have been launched to mark the 125th anniversary since Victorian philanthropist Lord Armstrong saved Bamburgh Castle, and turned the crumbling citadel into one of the nation's best-loved coastal landmarks.

Improving your brand image: Why customer experience is key

If you want to run a successful business, it’s absolutely vital that you look into improving brand image. When it comes to the in-store...

Shoptimised upscales its South Tyneside office following international expansion

South Tyneside retail technology company, Shoptimised, is celebrating the expansion of its operations at home and abroad.

Work completed at expanded Porsche Centre Newcastle

A nine-month project to extend and improve Porsche Centre Newcastle has been completed on schedule with customers now able to enjoy the larger showroom and enhanced service facilities.

Teesside rockers can dress to impress with opening of new shop

Teesside’s rockers of all ages can now dress to impress after the opening of a new shop in Middlesbrough’s Dundas Indoor Market. The Alt Box...

Clothes2order invests £1m to keep pace with fashion retailing ‘revolution’

Fast-expanding Clothes2order has boosted capacity with a £1m investment in new digital t-shirt printing machinery, helping it to keep pace with what chairman Michael Conway calls a UK fashion retailing ‘revolution’.

Roll up for Dundas’ Food and Craft Market

Middlesbrough’s Dundas Shopping Centre and Indoor Market plays host this week to an eclectic collection of traders who are taking part in its monthly...

Huddersfield partnership produces industry-first display spectacle for Sports Direct HQ

A striking ultra-illuminated display spanning more than 40m has been installed at Sports Direct’s headquarters in Nottinghamshire. Designed by shopfitting specialist Replan and produced by...

Could Google be the answer to our dwindling high streets?

Time does not seem to be the best healer when it comes to the plight of UK high streets, with major retail losses making...

Newcastle Building Society receives customers’ seal of approval as it passes midpoint of network-wide...

The North East’s largest building society has received a seal of approval from customers old and new at the halfway point of a multi-million pound investment programme into its regional branch network.

Scarborough opticians invest in new technology

Specsavers in Scarborough has just invested £40,000 in 3D scanning technology which allows optometrists to view the eye in more detail than ever before.

Adorn Jewellers scoops top award at 2019 Chesterfield Retail Awards

Adorn Jewellers has been named as Chesterfield’s favourite retailer. The independent jeweller, which is owned by husband and wife team Laura Jo and Adam...

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Manchester city centre’s best stores for customer service revealed as part of annual survey

Crafter’s Companion founder named in prestigious table of female business leaders

Sara Davies MBE, founder and creative director of Crafter’s Companion, is celebrating after being named one of Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35. Sara set...

Sheffield store owner made up with national bed store accolade

A Sheffield carpet and bed retailer is celebrating success having been awarded a national network award. Lisa Beaumont, owner of the United Carpets and Beds...

Batman helps Mill Gate Shopping Centre raise more than £1000 for One Great Day...

On Saturday 15th June, Mill Gate Shopping Centre Bury took part in One Great Day, an opportunity to raise money for local Forget Me Not children’s hospice Grace’s Place and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

Regional final places for young Teesside entrepreneurs

Two Teesside businesses, run by young entrepreneurs, have won places in the regional final of a national competition to find the next generation of...

Global sports eyewear brand chooses Leeds Corn Exchange

A fast-growing sports eyewear brand is celebrating 10 years in business with a move to Leeds Corn Exchange.

Leeds Students Create Winning Water Bottle Designs

Leeds students showed their bottle last week as they took part in an enterprise competition to create a brand new design for reusable water...

Manchester opticians’ highlighting sight loss dangers during Glaucoma Awareness Week

OVER 25,000 people living in Greater Manchester are at risk of having their vision stolen by a condition often dubbed as the ‘silent thief of sight’.

Upgraded Newcastle Building Society Berwick Branch Set To Fully Reopen

The most northerly branch of the North East's biggest building society is set to fully reopen after the completion of a three-month refurbishment.

Suresite Group launches c-store risk assessments

A Preston company has launched a UK-wide risk assessment service for convenience stores. Suresite Group has been at the forefront of forecourt risk assessment since...

Dinosaur creates new rap video campaign for Pets at Home

Pets at Home have launched a social-first campaign to advertise their VIP Subscribe & Save flea treatment. The campaign shows two pets, K-9 and...

Greenwood Retail toasts landmark 1,000th Sales Event

“Greenwood Retail hosts around 50 to 60 sales events each year, and each one is meticulously planned for maximum impact and client ROI.”

Business students help award-winning artisan gin maker craft strategy for growth

Based in Alnwick, the Northumberland Spirit Company has grown from humble beginnings, producing its first blend of hand-crafted Alnwick Gin from a potting shed...

Everyone a superhero during fund-raising for Cash for Kids

Generous staff and visitors to Middlesbrough’s Live Well Centre have raised £550 on Superhero Day for the TFM Cash for Kids appeal. Cash was collected...

Helmsley jewellers celebrates 10 years in business by taking over property freehold

The owners of a well known jewellery shop in Helmsley are marking 10 years at the helm by taking over the freehold of the...

Welcome gnome – Malton car retailer gives unusual gift to new client

A local company’s 100-strong gnome collection has welcomed a shiny new member from a local Volvo retailer. Ray Chapman Motors, in Malton, has donated a...

Search for super sellers comes to Middlesbrough’s Dundas Market

Young Teesside traders are taking over the Dundas Shopping Centre and Indoor Market later this month as part of a nationwide search to find...

Lookers apprenticeship programme picks up national award for diversity

Lookers, retailers of used cars, is celebrating after its apprenticeship programme was acknowledged as the most diverse in the country at the annual AAC...