Property and planning news and analysis

Habitat Brighton

Habitat to open new stores in Brighton and White City Subscription

18 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The new store locations have been “carefully chosen” to meet different customer shopping missions

Time Wholesale

Time triples size of cash & carry depot Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The East London-based wholesaler opened its new 82,000 sq ft depot in Barking on Monday

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Parfetts purchases AF Blakemore's Middlesborough depot

15 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Trading will commence on 25 June following the official completion of the purchase next Friday

Blakemore Wholesale Penrith web

AF Blakemore not ruling out further depot closures Subscription

06 Jun 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Wholesaler to close Barnsley and Newport sites next week


Pret a Manger readies US push after £1.5bn JAB deal Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The deal will see JAB assume control of Pret after a decade of ownership by private equity group Bridgepoint

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JLP to open 165,000 sq ft store in Croydon Subscription

31 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The four-level John Lewis department store will anchor the £1.4bn town centre update project

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First new Morrisons Daily store to open in Jersey Subscription

31 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Sandpiper franchise store will be the first of 16 to open across Jersey by the end of October

Cruush holland & Barratt

Crussh partners with Sodexo to open 35 outlets Subscription

29 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

In April Crussh also signed a franchise deal with travel hub operator SSP

iceland norway store opening

Iceland opens first Norwegian food store

29 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The store in Asker, Greater Oslo opened on Wednesday, with a second set to open in Larvik, Vestfold county in June

Booths Media City_WEB

Booths' Media City store sees 90% food to go sales increase Subscription

24 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Improvement works at the Manchester store included a new soup & hot sandwich bar, patisserie counter and breakfast bar

Heron Foods

Heron Foods to open 30 new stores this year Subscription

14 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

The expansion plans follow the discounters takevover by B&M Retail last August


Sainsbury's-Asda deal could bolster property market Subscription

11 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarket Income REIT said the deal would act alongside a reinvigorated Tesco to boost interest among big investors


Budgens gears up to expand further north and into Scotland Subscription

11 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

Budgens plans to use Booker’s 146,000 sq ft South Elmsall depot in Wakefield from July to help expand its presence in the north

Iceland Brixton

Iceland's latest new-look store opens in Brixton Subscription

25 Apr 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The existing branch was given a £1m refurb including a redesigned fascia and frontage



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