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John Lewis

John Lewis could use surplus space for flexible offices

21 July 2017

John Lewis is considering a radical plan to incorporate co-working or serviced office space in its stores.

Grocery discount schemes

Boom in retail parks anchored by grocery discounters

20 July 2017

The number of out-of-town (OOT) retail schemes anchored by discount grocery retailers has rocketed in recent years, Savills research reveals.


Sports Direct ramps up property deals in bid to become ‘Selfridges of sport'

20 July 2017

Sports Direct has revealed that it made freehold property acquisitions totalling £317m last year in annual results this morning - in which chief executive Mike Ashley claims the retailer is “on course to become the ‘Selfridges’ of sport.”

Tesco supermarket

Supermarket REIT raises £100m for IPO

19 July 2017

Supermarket Income REIT has announced that it has raised gross proceeds of £100m ahead of a flotation on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

Urban Revivo

Urban Revivo picks Westfield London for first step of global expansion

19 July 2017

Chinese fashion label Urban Revivo is opening its first store outside Asia at the Westfield London shopping centre.

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Double lease for Rockspring at Clayton Square

19 July 2017

Rockspring has concluded two new lease transactions at Clayton Square in Liverpool on behalf of its UK Value 2 Fund.

The Avenue Ole & Steen

Three retail lettings at The Avenue

18 July 2017

AshbyCapital and Exemplar have let three of five retail units at a new office and retail building in London’s West End.

New Bond Street is global hotspot for retail growth

18 July 2017

London’s New Bond Street is the fastest-growing prime retail location in the world, according to new research by CBRE.

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Liverpool ONE Peter's Lane

Grosvenor signs up Nespresso at Liverpool ONE

17 July 2017

Nespresso is set to open a coffee boutique at Grosvenor Europe’s Liverpool ONE complex after signing a 1,600 sq ft lease.

David Lockhart of NewRiver Retail

NewRiver REIT raises Q1 dividend

14 July 2017

NewRiver REIT has announced an increased first quarter dividend, and said it has significant firepower which it will deploy towards acquisition opportunities and its development pipeline.

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Department stores: trouble in store?

If you want a clue as to the current state of the UK department store sector, consider this: of the four chief executives at the helm of John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and House of Fraser at the start of 2016, none are still in post 18 months later.

Whole Foods Market

Store Wars: the Empire Fights Back

Physical stores generally have been given the ultimate vote of confidence from the unlikeliest of sources. Supposed high street tormentor-in-chief Amazon is to fully traverse the divide into store-based retailing through the $13.7bn purchase of Whole Foods.

Buns and Buns

Ghost restaurants – dining out on delivery

In recent years, the UK’s insatiable appetite for gourmet takeaway has seen the delivery market boom.  With the dining delivery industry worth £3.6bn in 2016 – 50% more than in 2008 -  brands are looking to be reactive and take a slice of the pie.

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