Tag: Retail

Crescent Link retail park expansion ‘would create 110 jobs’

image copyrightGoogle image captionCrescent Link is one of the biggest retail developments in the north-west The owners of Crescent Link retail park in Londonderry have announced expansion plans that would create more than 100 jobs. Manchester-based David Samuel Properties said the £5m expansion would see upgrades to the existing Homebase and M&S stores. It will also see the Food Warehouse… Read more →

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Londonderry: Retail NI warns road upgrade ‘risks’ jobs

image captionJob losses will occur unless there are changes to the proposed redevelopment to Buncrana Road, Retail NI have warned. Planned road redevelopments on the Buncrana Road in Londonderry could put 300 jobs at risk, Retail NI have said. The retail group has said local traders fear current upgrade plans to the road will “restrict passing trade to local businesses”.… Read more →

UK retail sales boosted by DIY spending

Image copyright Getty Images British retail sales have continued to increase for the fourth consecutive month, boosted by spending on household goods and DIY, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said retail sales volumes rose by 0.8% between July and August. Sales are now 4% higher than in February, when a pandemic was declared. “Retail sales… Read more →

Retail sales continue to bounce back in June

Image copyright Getty Images UK retail sales continued their bounce back in June, as the reopening of shops released pent-up demand. The amount of goods sold last month increased by 13.9%, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The rise followed record falls in April and a partial recovery in May as the coronavirus pandemic led to widespread shop closures… Read more →