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Soult’s Retail View, the blog from CannyInsights.com’s Graham Soult, is seen as essential reading by many retail professionals, including company executives, store owners, and the press.
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Exclusive: Booths takes first steps into North East with own-label product range in Fenwick Newcastle
by Graham Soult on April 25, 2017 at 22:29
Shoppers in the North East can access Booths-branded products for the first time, after a small range appeared in the Food Hall of Fenwick in Newcastle. […]
As Pep&Co nears its 100th store – inside Wolverhampton Poundland – what does the future look like for Steinhoff’s value fascias in the UK?
by Graham Soult on April 19, 2017 at 14:13
In the last two years, we've seen Poundland-related openings, closures, rebrands and ownership changes. Here's a summary of recent events and future plans. […]
Days department store in the ex-BHS in Carmarthen: what we know so far
by Graham Soult on March 23, 2017 at 08:41
More details are emerging about the new Days department store concept planned by EWM Group for Carmarthen’s former BHS. So, what do we know so far? […]
Decathlon, Aldi, Metro Bank and more: who’s been snapping up ex-BHS space in March?
by Graham Soult on March 22, 2017 at 15:07
Decathlon has become the latest retailer to announce that it's taking over ex-BHS space, with its 18,000 sq ft Intu Uxbridge store set to open this summer […]
Retail round-up: five of October’s most interesting North East store openings
by Graham Soult on October 22, 2016 at 17:11
These updates on October's North East store openings are a sample of what's in the upcoming (and inaugural!) issue of my monthly Soult's Retail Report. […]
Exclusive: Hartlepool’s Middleton Grange secures B&M to fill empty BHS spot
by Graham Soult on October 12, 2016 at 15:45
Value retailer B&M is taking over the prominent 24,000 sq ft ex-BHS in Hartlepool's Middleton Grange shopping centre, with jobs being advertised from today. […]
Sandersons in Sheffield has reinvented the department store – and the results are stunning
by Graham Soult on September 27, 2016 at 12:24
It's a few weeks since I trailed the opening of Sandersons in Sheffield, and having visited the department store for its launch, it doesn't disappoint. […]
As Sandersons opens in Sheffield, what should a successful independent department store look like?
by Graham Soult on August 31, 2016 at 22:32
What qualities have allowed stores like Rutherford's, Barkers and Browns to thrive? New independent department store Sandersons offers some clues. […]
Pep&Co reaps ‘Bargain Shop Wars’ PR rewards – and gets 20,000 suggestions for where it should open next
by Graham Soult on May 6, 2016 at 15:10
Value fashion retailer Pep&Co has increased its exposure thanks to ITV docusoap Bargain Shop Wars - and is now planning up to 15 new stores this autumn. […]
Why Sheffield’s 144,000 sq ft Fox Valley scheme is quietly transforming the Yorkshire retail landscape
by Graham Soult on April 15, 2016 at 16:14
Retail development firm Dransfield invited me to visit its Fox Valley scheme in Sheffield, see the progress, and hear the latest on its plans and lettings. […]