A Week On The High Street from the Local Data Company brings you the latest retail and leisure location news from around the United Kingdom.
- Julian Graves has gone into administration this week, having failed to make a profit in the last 4 years.
- Clinton Cards has announced it will close a further 17 stores this week. The Birthday stores to close are: Biggleswade, Blackpool, Bolton, Gateshead, Gravesend, Hastings, Lurgan, Oxford (Pure Party), St Helens, Washington, York. The Clinton Card stores to close are: Dumfries, Hertford, Musselburgh, Newry, Strand London, Victoria Station London.
- Cath Kidston has opened 3 new stores in Nottingham, Meadowhall and Chester in former All Saints stores, as part of its UK expansion plans. These stores follow recent openings in Jersey, Aberdeen, Belfast and Bournemouth.
- Johnsons Dry Cleaners has announced plans to close 100 stores this year.
- Evans Cycles has opened its first store in Wales this week. The store will be located in the NCP retail unit at Dumfries Place, Cardiff.
- The Kooples has pulled out of plans to open a store on Savile Row, as it slows down UK expansion plans. The retailer has also pulled out of three other property deals across the UK.
- Coast has opened its first UK flagship store on London’s Oxford Street. The store will be 4 times the size of an average Coast store.
- Robert Cavalli has announced plans to open a Just Cavalli flagship store in London for its UK debut. There are also plans to open a further 2 stores in London, with hopes of one being at Westfield London. Just Cavalli is currently only sold through concessions at Harrods, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.
- Hugo Boss has announced its expansion plans this week. The retailer is planning to double the size of its shop in Trafford Centre, as well as replacing franchises and opening its own stores in Edinburgh, Nottingham and Belfast. Hugo Boss also has plans to open new stores at the Dundrum Centre, Dublin and Long Acre, London this autumn.