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Le Pain Quotidien expands beyond London

JLL win retail agency instruction for Le Pain Quotidien expansion

Sales of home products slowed down in June

The latest Retail Sales Monitor from the BRC and KPMG shows UK retail sales were down 0.8 per cent on a like-for-like basis from June 2013, when they had increased 1.4 per cent on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 0.6 per cent, against a 2.9 per cent rise in June 2013.

The Vitality Index - June 2014

With the upcoming school holidays, bookings for childrenís rides and attractions have increased. Promotions for energy related products and services have also been prevalent. Experiential activity for holiday related promotions has been popular as has sampling activity for both alcohol brands and food products new to the UK market.

Ideas above their station

New sensor technology at Britainís biggest and busiest stations has revealed they are becoming retail and leisure destinations in their own right as tens of millions of people a year are visiting them to shop, eat and drink, in addition to those who travel by rail.

Market day dawns in Hereford

The £90m Old Market shopping centre in Hereford - the only significant retail development this year - has opened 96 per cent let or under offer.

Food for thought

UK consumers are spending more than ever on eating out, and a tailored food & beverage offer is key to driving footfall and dwell times in shopping centres.

Dining drives centre growth

New style restaurants exploit the nationís change in eating habits, finds BCSC research

March sales distorted but fashion strong

UK retail sales were down 1.7 per cent on a like-for-like basis from March 2013, when they had increased 1.9 per cent on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were down 0.3 per cent, against a 3.7 per cent increase in March 2013.

Childrens attractions expand

Kidspace and Hobbledown on the acquisistions trail

Vodafone to open 150 new shops

£100m expansion programme part of wider brand revamp

The Toy Store to land in UK

Middle Eastern retailer plans to open 15 UK stores over three to five years, starting with a London flagship

Understanding the UK Shopper in 2014

A new study by research consultant Latimer Appleby has qualified some of the key behaviours of UK shoppers.

Flash and banter on the way back as markets prepare to face the future

Markets could hold the key to restoring the fortunes of struggling shopping centres, ROI Teamís annual Futurescoping event heard earlier this month.

David Lloyd flexes muscles

New sites sought for health clubs and high street studios

Samsung stores come to the UK

JV with Carphone Warehouse to open standalone Samsung stores

Boston moves into Cheltenham

Boston Tea Party opens 14th outlet in Cheltenham.

Costa expands in the North

Costa signs for a further five stores

Woolworths five years on

Variety stores and grocers dominate the ex-Woolworths estate Ė while only a fraction remain empty.

Brighter outlook for 2014

UK expected to see best retail growth in six years as economy shows signs of recovery

Plus-size retailers expand

N Brown Group signals growth strategy for its Simply Be and Jacamo brands

Ed's signs at Liverpool One

Edís Easy Diner is to open its first restaurant in Liverpool in March 2014

Cosmo signs at Trinity Leeds

First of two Leeds sites acquired by pan-Asian restaurant chain

Bicester tops outlet rankings

Bicester Village has retained its ranking as Europeís most productive outlet scheme

Land Securities invests £7m to extend White Rose food court

Land Securities is investing £7m to triple the size of the food court at White Rose in Leeds.

Expansion on the menu in Leeds

Land Securities invests £7m to extend White Rose food court

Barratts and Blockbuster enter administration

Two troubled brands collapse into administration again

Whiteley Shopping signs Yo! Sushi and wagamama

The catering at British Land and USSís Whiteley Shopping is now fully let following lettings to Yo! Sushi and wagamama

Coal starts acquisition drive

Coal Grill & Bar lights fire under acquisition programme

Trinity Leedsí ABC of F&B

Land Securitiesí Trinity Kitchen in Leeds has set new standards for shopping centre catering

A taste of success

Shopping Centreís latest roundtable looked at the role of markets and food retail in creating vibrant destinations

150 new stores for M&S

Marks & Spencer unveils food store expansion plans