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

Black Sheep Brewery is an inspired choice this Christmas

Black Sheep Brewery has unwrapped its extensive range of hampers and gifts to offer some Yorkshire-style inspiration this Christmas. The Masham-based brewery has produced its...

Leeds’ White Rose Shopping Centre Hosts Events for Purple Tuesday

White Rose Shopping Centre is supporting Purple Tuesday, the UK’s accessible shopping day, with drop-in sessions and the launch of ‘hidden disability’ Sunflower Lanyards...

Christmas is coming to Kendal’s Plumgarths…

The Plumgarths Festive Foodie Day is the perfect excuse to buy local this festive season and stock up with some tasty treats while you’re at it… the day runs from 10.00am - 3.00pm on Saturday 07th December.

This is why food labelling is key to reducing food waste – and climate...

• New figures show 20% of all food bought in the UK is thrown away • Approved Food welcomes best practice on expiry dates in a bid to reduce waste

North East building society Slow Shopping first

Following a successful pilot the region’s largest building society is expanding the Gosforth-based Slow Shopping initiative across its entire branch network from this week. Newcastle...

The festive season gets started in Bradford this Saturday

For the chance to win an exclusive meet and greet with Michael, please visit The Broadway, Bradford on Instagram (@BroadwayBradford) and comment on the competition post.

Trio of New Arrivals at Leeds’ White Rose Shopping Centre

White Rose Shopping Centre is welcoming three new arrivals: The Escapologist escape room, Wrapchic Indian-inspired wraps, and Leeds United’s Official Club Store. Escape room specialist...

Vision For Newcastle Building Society’s New Wooler Branch Going On Show

A computer simulation of a new building society branch that will be opening soon in a Northumberland town is set to go on show, along with details of the services that will be coming to town.

Grandson’s premature birth inspires retired teacher’s new business

A shop run by a retired maths teacher – who was inspired by the premature birth of her grandson – is the latest business...

The Broadway grows restaurant portfolio with Bradford sandwich brand

The Broadway, Bradford is celebrating the opening of Tiffin Coffee Grande, a new coffee shop in the Centre. Tiffin Sandwiches boasts an illustrious 20 year...

Dundas’ flexibility benefits Middlesbrough’s traders and shoppers

Businesses at the Dundas Indoor Market in Middlesbrough are gearing up for the busiest time of the shopping year. With Halloween out of the way,...

North-East flooring company supports Amber-May appeal

A North-East based flooring company has answered a plea for help from the family of a severely disabled young girl in Kent who are raising funds to ensure her life is made as comfortable as possible.

Vision For Newcastle Building Society’s New Hawes Branch Going On Show

A computer simulation of a new building society branch that will be opening in Hawes before the end of the year is set to go on show, along with details of the services that will be coming to town.

Tibard Limited Declares “Uniforms Shouldn’t Cost the Earth”

Leading uniform supplier Tibard launches their first ever range of sustainable clothing offering businesses the opportunity to go green with their workwear. The carefully curated...

Events schedule shines a light on the North this winter

Streets of the Bradford district will be sparkling once again with the return of an all-inclusive seasonal initiative. After two successful campaigns, the comeback of...

Angell Petco Acquisition Measures Up For Surveyor Phil After Return From Australia

A returning North East quantity surveyor is looking to take a bite out of the online dog food market after completing his first business acquisition.

UNW brings together ambitious retailers at Who Can Fix My Car

UNW’s Corporate Finance team and Who Can Fix My Car, a leading website that connects drivers with car repair services local to them, recently hosted a round-table lunch in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Floorscope ’rolls’ out new retail outlet on popular NE high street

Prudhoe based household and commercial carpet and flooring specialists, Floorscope are expanding its operations with the opening of a new retail outlet on Gosforth's popular high street.

Yorkshire Entrepreneur Awarded £10K Prestigious Wool Innovation Prize by National Livery Companies

Ilkley-based local entrepreneur and Founder of Little Beau Sheep, Sarah Turner, is celebrating after being awarded the wool innovation prize.

Langlands Garden Centre turns pink for breast cancer charity

Staff at Langlands Garden Centre in Shiptonthorpe rallied together last week to support breast cancer charity Breast Cancer Now, raising over a fantastic £1000...

Cumbrian Entrepreneur Receives #WOW Award from Jacqueline Gold CBE

This October, Rachel Gaw, from Cumbria, was recognised by British businesswoman, Jacqueline Gold CBE, for her success as a female entrepreneur, and awarded with a prestigious #WOW badge for her apparel, art and accessories business, Go Your Own Way.

Workwear Express launches first Retail Showroom and Outlet on the back of record growth

A leading supplier of personalised workwear, uniform and promotional clothing has opened the doors to its first ever customer showroom and outlet at its County Durham headquarters.

Baby Boom: Exports soar for Cheshire’s Tidy Tot

Wilmslow based Tidy Tot is tapping into global demand for its baby bibs and trays, which it now exports to over 25 countries. Since its...

Major investment works start at Farnell Land Rover Bradford

Work has started on the £2.4 million refurbishment, which will see the retailer, based on King’s Road, undergo a complete renovation and extension to...

Breakfast is on us! The Little Sleep Out gets a boost from Approved...

• Online retailer provides goodies for kids taking part in charity event • Company doubles donations of food parcels for two Yorkshire food banks

Steven Montgomery Appointed as New Managing Director of Somfy UK & Ireland

Smart Home specialists Somfy appoint new Managing Director for the UK & Ireland operations. Steven joins from Aqualisa Products, where he was Director of Sales

Omni-Channel Retail Trends that will Shape the Industry in 2020

A shift in consumer behaviour has seen the retail sector transition from bricks alone to a combination of bricks and clicks. With new shopping...

Expanding Cheshire Gift and Homewares Brand Sets Up Shop in Bolton’s Market Place

Gift + Home, a well-established brand on the high streets of Hale and Altrincham, has decided to bring its luxury range of contemporary gifts and home décor items to Market Place.

North West Business Cartime Named National Award Winner

One of the North West’s fastest growing used car dealership groups cartime has been named as national winners of Motor Trader’s Car Supermarket of the Year 2019.

New Jobs Created With Company Expansion

Jewellery Sparkles has released another new raft of job opportunities across the North East and Yorkshire, the timing of which is ideal in the...

Company launches new flooring product made from recycled plastic bottles

A family-run flooring company has made its own commitment to marine conservation by launching a unique new product made almost entirely from plastic bottles.

Major investment in new Stockport flooring store opening

An independent flooring retailer is investing £100,000 and creating three new jobs with the opening of a new store in Stockport - its first in the North West.

Elliot Chmielinski Appointed as Channel Manager – Projects Business for Somfy UK and Ireland

● Smart home specialist Somfy appoints new Channel Manager responsible for the company’s Projects business function across UK and Ireland ● Elliot joins from Stansons Group, where he was Sales Manager

Tom & Dick’s brings textiles back to Manchester’s Mayfield

Textiles has returned to Manchester’s historic Mayfield site for the first time in over a century. Once the epicentre of Manchester’s ‘Cottonopolis’ era, the Mayfield...

Swoon select Pikcells to create their CG content

London Online furniture brand Swoon have partnered with Huddersfield based Content Creation Agency, Pikcells, to create CG image content for their furniture ranges.

Veteran butcher’s retirement marks end of era

One of Middlesbrough’s best-known butchers has announced that he is hanging up his apron after reaching his 70th birthday. Danny McCluskey’s retirement will also mark...
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Innovative brothers help caterers beat the coming single use plastics tax

MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee have released a report calling for a tax on all single use plastic packaging. Two...

Leeds mum ‘sew’ excited about new challenge after career break

A Leeds mum of two is combining her passion for business and fashion to run a repairs and alterations franchise. Neluka Dunning, who is the...

An interview with Maplewave CEO Matthew Brannon

To discuss how advances in technology will affect the future of retail, Tech & Beer sat down with Maplewave CEO Matthew Brannon. What does Maplewave...

Lord Major relaunches JTF Sheffield to mark 40 years with big family fun day

JTF Home & Garden, value retailers operating across the UK, welcomed thousands of customers in store to celebrate its 40th anniversary in style. With...