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Toys R Us store closing

This week in… 2017

Toys R Us became one of the first big names to enter into a CVA. As it did, it announced plans to make redundancies and close branches as well as transform its business model.

J Crew

This week in… 2012

US fashion retailer J Crew signed for its first UK store on Regent Street.

BrewDog

This week in… 2018

Craft beer brewer BrewDog launched its first bar in a shopping centre at Hammerson’s Union Square in Aberdeen.

Jessops

This week in… 2018

Photography retailer Jessops secured an upgraded space in Soho with a move to Thor Equities’ 145 Oxford Street.

Fullers sign

This week in… 2019

Fuller’s announced that it had acquired the Cotswold Inns & Hotels portfolio of seven Birmingham hotels and two bars for £40m.

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