Retail articles

M&S equips Chicester branch with energy efficient cooking and merchandising kit

Marks & Spencer has carried out a major foodservice equipment project at its Chichester store, bringing in the latest hot and chilled service counters to display products to customers.  The company brought in Uxbridge-based food retail specialist Fri-Jado to assist with the fit-out of the new 10,000 sqft foodhall and it supplied cooking and merchandising equipment within

Contract caterer launches first retail site for in-house cafe brand

Eurest, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has launched the first public-facing site of its Caffé Dallucci brand at Solent Business Park in Fareham. Focussing on providing fresh food, great coffee and good company, the brand will now provide its premium food and beverage offer to a public audience, having launched a series of other

Debenhams’ appetite for restaurant sales offsets weak retail demand

Debenhams’ ongoing move to expand its restaurant offering appears to be paying dividends after it thanked food sales for helping to offset a decline in core clothing sales over the last three months.   In a performance update for the 41 weeks to 17 June, the department store said the UK trading environment had been

Negotiations underway as Bluewater creates space for extra restaurants

Bluewater has begun “detailed discussions” with a number of undisclosed restaurant chains about taking space in the redeveloped ‘Plaza’ area of the mall. Work has already begun on the creation of three new restaurants, two new leisure spaces and four new cinema screens, with the project due to be completed before the end of the

High street chains flock to multimillion pound hospital wing

Two of the biggest names on the high street, Costa Coffee and M&S Simply Food, are heading to Bradford Royal Infirmary as part of its multimillion pound new major development. Alongside Costa and M&S, a lifestyle restaurant, offering all-day dining and 24, a self-service kiosk selling food, drinks and snacks will also be opening. Two

ASK Italian expands coverage with move into Milton Keynes

Casual dining restaurant ASK Italian will be opening a new restaurant at centre:mk this autumn. Located on Eagle Walk and adjacent to Middleton Hall, the new restaurant will feature 160 covers within 4,187 sq ft of dining space over two floors. The new eatery adds to an impressive 30 food and beverage providers at centre:mk,

Sainsbury’s, Pret and Caffe Nero descend on Cambridge retail quarter

Property developer Brookgate has announced that a trio of leading brands will spearhead the retail offer at Station Square, a new public space and focal point for CB1, the vibrant new city quarter being developed around Cambridge station. Sainsbury’s has taken 4,476 sq ft and will provide convenient supermarket shopping for the 10 million passengers

Chopstix and Graveleys to open at newly-expanded Doncaster shopping centre

Chopstix Noodle Bar and Graveleys Fish and Chips are set to open later this year at Doncaster’s recently-expanded Frenchgate Shopping Centre. Chinese food specialists Chopstix Noodle Bar, will be opening a 1,250 sq ft site, and Graveleys fish and chips, will open a 2,500 sq ft site following the success of their other well-known Yorkshire