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Over 23,000 shops and 175,000 high street jobs predicted to go in 2019  The Guardian

A further 175,000 jobs will be shed from struggling UK high streets this year and the value of retail property will slump as the boom in online shopping and rise of ...


"We're just shopping" said owners of caravans parked at Chorley supermarket  Lancashire Evening Post

Travellers sparked anger when they pitched up on the car park of a Chorley supermarket this afternoon despite insisting they had a legitimate reason to be there ...


Baby toddling around a mall unattended tumbles down an escalator  Daily Mail

The nine-month-old baby fell from the top of the escalator which was going upwards after leaving a store on its own at a mall in China. A passing soldier caught ...


Scottish shopping centre up for sale with reserve price of £1  The Guardian

It's the kind of price tag usually associated with discount stores such as Poundland, but an entire Scottish shopping centre is to go under the hammer with a ...


Smartphones overtake shopping centres as a popular way to shop  The Telegraph

Smartphones have for the first time overtaken shopping centres as a popular way to shop, figures show. Shoppers are planning to spend £25 billion using their ...


Katie Price goes shopping in £500 trainers amid financial woes... as ex Kieran Hayler lashes out  Daily Mail

Over the past several months, her financial troubles have been under the spotlight with the star narrowly avoiding bankruptcy late last year.


Thugs attack OAP and steal cash and his shopping  Coventry Telegraph

They attacked him as he walked along an alleyway.


How shops sign away the self-worth of disabled people  The Guardian

My mother was gleeful. We had identified a pair of designer trainers coveted by her grandson and she had resolved to buy them for his Christmas present.


The hidden costs of online shopping – for customers and retailers  The Conversation - UK

There's a time cost and a risk of overspending for customers. For retailers, returns can be a massive headache.


Spending on smartphones overtakes shopping centres  Financial Times

Nine out of 10 shoppers surveyed had bought from Amazon in the past year.


How politicians' ‘inflation shopping’ is making all of us poorer  Telegraph.co.uk

A powerful Lords committee has accused the Government of cynically using different ways of measuring the cost of living to save the Treasury money and leave ...


Norwich's Honesty Library haven inside shopping centre | Latest Norwich News  Norwich Evening News

Which is why the Honesty Library at Norwich's Castle Mall is proving a popular draw with shoppers looking for a time-out and some new reading material.


COMMENT: Market is refreshing change to hi-tech shopping  The Bolton News

SHOPPING couldn't be easier these days.


Retail crisis sparks RICS alert on shopping centres  The Times

The valuations of high street shops and shopping centres could be slashed after property agents were ordered to reflect the havoc sweeping the retail industry.


New bar set to open at Trentham Shopping Village (and it's going in this unit)  Stoke-on-Trent Live

The venue is set to open until 9.30pm at weekends.


China province looks to boost shopping with longer weekend  BBC News

A province in China may give workers Friday afternoon off as part of wider efforts to boost consumption in the country's slowing economy. Hebei province is ...


53 shops we've loved and lost across Liverpool city centre  Liverpool Echo

We've taken a look back at the high street stores you can not longer visit in the city.


Morrisons cheapest supermarket for online shopping, says Which?  The Guardian

Shoppers looking to tighten their belts after the Christmas blowout could save money by online shopping at Morrisons, according to a new Which? survey.


Retail sales slide in December amid changing shopping habits  Telegraph.co.uk

Retail sales fell 0.9pc in December to a 19-month low in what is traditionally the most important month for the sector. The official figures capped a torrid year for ...


Independent agencies set up shops in the suburbs  Travel Weekly UK

A number of independent travel agencies are opting for villages and suburbs with large residential populations, as high street footfall declines and business ...


Bids for Scottish shopping centre to start at £1  BBC News

The Postings mall in Kirkcaldy is being sold after it failed to attract enough tenants.


Want to make your shopping trip healthier? Here's some advice  thejournal.ie

More than one-third of supermarket products on special offer are high in fat, sugar and salt.


Over 23,000 shops and 175,000 high street jobs predicted to disappear in 2019  iNews

In the latest knock to UK high streets, new research has found over 20000 shops and 175000 jobs are set to be lost over this year.


Freeport Braintree stores Next clearance outlet, Jack Wills and Betty Barclay close down | Suffolk and Essex Business News  East Anglian Daily Times

There were tears today as Next closed down its only clearance outlet in East Anglia - and it's not the only retailer shutting up shop at the outlet village.


THEN AND NOW: How Skegness’ shopping centre is making new memories  Skegness Standard

As shops in the Hildreds shopping centre in Skegness celebrate bucking the national trend over the festive period, with an average rise in takings of 20 per cent, ...


Jessie J goes make-up free shopping for groceries in LA  Daily Mail

The 30-year-old showcased her off-duty style while she pushed her shopping trolley towards her convertible Mercedes.


Comic-con style event in Walsall shopping centre  expressandstar.com

A comic-con style event will take place in a shopping centre in Walsall.


13 things you only know if you shop at White Rose Shopping Centre  Leeds Live

From stalking car park spaces to bagging a food court table, the distraction of the shiny stalls and why we need fast lanes.


Bromley fire: The Glades shopping centre EVACUATED due to blaze  Express

Emergency services raced to The Glades Shopping Centre in Bromley, south east London, after being called at 5.39pm. The centre was evacuated after fire ...


Two Maine shopping malls up for auction  Press Herald

Two Maine shopping malls, one in Bangor and the other in Presque Isle, are up for auction. Irvine, California-based auction house Ten-X is advertising separate ...


Youths and adults allegedly destroy entrance to one of Palmerston’s main shopping centres  NT News

ONE of Palmerston's main shopping centres was trashed in a relentless rampage of violence on Saturday night. At about 8.30pm a mix of seven youths and ...


7 ways to save money on your student food shop  Cosmopolitan.com

7 ways to save money on your student food shop and make your supermarket spend cheaper - from buying in bulk to seeking out own brand alternatives.


New shop set to open at Drake Circus shopping centre  Plymouth Live

A new shop looks set to move into Drake Circus shopping centre. Hays Travel has submitted plans to open a store at the top of New George Street replacing ...


BBC series inspire opening of 'zero-waste' shop in Hoylake  Wirral Globe

A WIRRAL entrepreneur inspired by the impact plastic is having on our planet has opened a 'zero-waste' shop.


This concept would give an extra incentive to using shopping carts in Fortnite  FortniteINTEL

Epic Games added Shopping Carts into Fortnite back in Season 4 as one of the first vehicles to enter the battle royale game. Players were soon able to discover ...


Noel Fielding steps out for rare shopping trip with his girlfriend Lliana Bird  Daily Mail

Noel Fielding, 45, was spotted on a rare outing with his ladylove Lliana Bird, 37, to grab the essential groceries, in North London on Friday.


Meet the 'social supermarket' where a basket of shopping costs just £3!  Stoke-on-Trent Live

Members pay a weekly subscription entitling them to a week's worth of shopping.


AR Shopping Apps to Help You Avoid Buyer's Remorse  PCMag

These are the best augmented reality-enhanced shopping apps that let you (virtually) try before you.


Sisters allegedly attacked at Auckland shopping mall now afraid to go outside  Stuff.co.nz

A woman and her sister, who is visiting from Colombia, say they are too afraid to go outside after allegedly being beaten at an Auckland shopping mall.


Thoughtful shopping habits fight disorganization, clutter  Tribune-Review

No matter the topic of my articles, readers will invariably comment, 'Just tell people to buy less stuff.' And although I couldn't agree more that consumption ...


£25bn to be spent using smartphones in 2019 as medium overtakes shopping centres  Retail Gazette

A record £25 billion is due to be spent by UK citizens via their smartphones in 2019 marking a 66 per cent rise on last year.


What shops will fill empty units at Weston's Soverign Shopping Centre? | Latest Weston-super-Mare and Somerset news  Weston Mercury

Plans to fill vacant units at Weston's Sovereign Shopping Centre got people talking on social media.


Poundland lorry driver has charges against him dropped after vehicle hit shopping centre  Belfast Live

A lorry driver whose vehicle careered into a shopping centre has had all charges dropped after it emerged that a teenager had tampered with the vehicle's ...


Five 'gunmen' are arrested at Westfield Chatswood shopping centre  Daily Mail

Police were called to the shopping centre on Spring Street in Sydney's Lower North Shore on Wednesday about 6pm after they received reports of men with ...


'Shake up your shopping ... and start cooking' – how to get better at healthy eating  The Guardian

The simplest way to improve your diet and eat more healthily isn't counting calories, “eating a rainbow”, buying low-fat everything or following any other of the ...


Sydney mother reveals how she reduced her grocery shop by $150 a week  Daily Mail

Sydney woman Yuli Stait-Gardner, who runs Our Little Oz Family Instagram page, has revealed to FEMAIL how she cut down her weekly shop by $150 a week.


Palmerston Shopping Centre's riot allegedly involving children shocks community leaders  ABC News

Footage of children allegedly taking part in a riot outside the Northern Territory's Palmerston Shopping Centre appals community leaders and residents.


Marie Kondo Netflix tidying craze: Charity shops want stuff they can sell, not your holey old Primark leggings  iNews

Tidying up with Marie Kondo has been a runaway hit on Netflix in the UK, inspiring legions of Britons to organise their homes and causing a spike in charity shop ...


Forest Hall shopping hub set to be transformed as work continues  Chronicle Live

A number of improvements are being made to the centre of Forest Hall, in North Tyneside, to help boost businesses and create better facilities for residents and ...


Shopping receipts could ‘increase your cancer risk – as 90% contain dangerous chemicals’  The Sun

PLACING supermarket till receipts into a carrier bag with food may increase the risk of breast cancer or male infertility, a study suggests. Researchers found up ...


Pine Dentistry & Braces to open in Spotsylvania Crossing Shopping Center  Fredericksburg.com

Pine Dentistry & Braces, a kids-focused family dental practice, will open Thursday at 3533 Plank Road in Spotsylvania Crossing Shopping Center.


Henry Sy, 94, Dies; Philippines’ Richest Man and a Shopping Mall Tycoon  The New York Times

MANILA — Henry Sy, a tycoon known as the “father of modern Philippine retail,” whose chain of super malls changed the country's retail landscape, died on ...


Council defends Sovereign Shopping Centre purchase amid proposed M&S closure  Weston Mercury

North Somerset Council has defended its decision to purchase the Sovereign Shopping Centre despite its anchor retail unit announcing it is set to close.


Missing teen girl (17) last seen in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre almost a week ago  Independent.ie

Gardai are appealing to the public in helping locate a missing 17-year-old girl.


Joe & the Juice to Open 19K-SF Shop at Bethesda, Md. Shopping Center  Commercial Observer

Joe & the Juice has signed a lease for a 1,900-square-foot juice bar and “coffee concept” at the Wildwood Shopping Center in Bethesda, Md., according to a ...


Coles' $69m plan for Dickson housing and shopping complex unveiled  The Canberra Times

Coles' plans for its $69 million Dickson housing and shopping complex have been welcomed by a residents' group, as the supermarket giant seeks to finally get ...


Amazon Ruined Online Shopping  The Atlantic

America's largest internet store is so big, and so bewildering, that buyers often have no idea what they're going to get.


DEATH OF THE HIGH STREET: ‘Stark’ outlook as online shopping hits home  Express

CLOSE to two fifths of Britons are apathetic toward the high street according to new research, which was published just weeks after British retailers suffered ...


SAS hero who stormed Kenya hotel alone 'was out shopping as terrorists attacked'  Mirror Online

EXCLUSIVE: The elite forces operative was on an admin run but ran back to his car to collect his equipment.


Sobeys offering sensory-friendly shopping at Fundy Trail Centre store in Truro | Truro News  Truro Daily News

TRURO, N.S. Bright lights, public address announcements and background music add up to an uncomfortable shopping experience for some people. Sobeys at ...


Gang jailed for credit card scam after £1m designer shopping spree in West End  Evening Standard

A gang who went on a £1 million spending spree in the West End during a credit card scam have been jailed. Marcus Carter, 38, and his co-accused splashed ...


New architectural board would advise on reuse of Amherst shopping centers  Buffalo News

Amherst wants to set up an Architectural Review Board that would maintain design standards for redevelopment in the towns shopping centers. The board is an ...


Our reviewer 'nit picks' through the afternoon tea at the Tweedmill Shopping Outlet in St Asaph  Daily Post

There's always time for tea - as Mark Williams finds out when he went to the Blas Clwyd Cafe.


Affinity's TEG shopping on home ground at Nine  The Australian Financial Review

Regional private equity giant Affinity Equity Partners is back at the negotiating table with one of its old sparring partners, Nine Entertainment Co.


The new one-stop shop in Newcastle with an eclectic mix of unusual items for sale  Chronicle Live

The Flea Circus has come to town with a mix of delights for sale, from vintage furniture and fashion to second-hand books and collectibles.


Edinburgh shop rescues and sells food to prevent waste  BBC News

A recycled food shop has been set up in Edinburgh to prevent surplus food from shops and restaurants ending up in the bin.


Man urinates over shopping baskets in Derby bus station  Derbyshire Live

Paul Mecia was caught exposing himself in front of horrified onlookers.


'Arrogant predator' Ashraf Aggwa spared jail over shopping centre sex assaults  Birmingham Live

The sentencing took place at Canterbury Crown Court in Aggwa's absence as he is currently being detained in Egypt.


Why the internet has ruined Christmas shopping forever  The Guardian

Our increasingly digitized lives have made it harder to give a truly personal present – and Christmas is a cold reminder.


Hyun Bin And Son Ye Jin Spotted Grocery Shopping Together + Agencies Respond  soompi

Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin were reportedly seen shopping together at what appears to be a supermarket outside of Korea. On January 21, photos of two ...


Council to use town centre reserve to boost Church Square Shopping Centre  St Helens Star

COUNCIL chiefs plan to use almost £900000 from a town centre development reserve to support Church Square Shopping Centre this year.


Leicester shopping centre fire was arson, police say  BBC News

A fire which ripped through a shopping centre on Leicester's so-called Golden Mile is being treated as arson. At its height more than 60 firefighters tackled the ...


FatFace shut at The Beacon shopping centre in Eastbourne  The Argus

A £85 million shopping centre has suffered a second major blow since it opened in November.


Colchester: Rescues, a shopping experience & a missing senior dog | Truro News  Truro Daily News

It was a mild 8C at 6:30 a.m. but the temperature's expected to drop during the day and there's a 60% chance of flurries or showers. Tonight's low will be around ...


Kate Middleton just did some last minute Christmas shopping in The Range and we're shook  Cosmopolitan.com

The Duchess of Cambridge did her Christmas shopping in The Range.


Woman found dead outside a Melbourne shopping centre may have been followed off a tram and raped  Daily Mail

Police are investigating whether the woman found dead outside a Melbourne shopping centre was possibly stalked and raped.


Hastings Sainsbury’s staff pay 82-year-old’s shopping bill after purse is stolen  Hastings and St. Leonards Observer

Staff at a Sainsbury's store in Hastings have been praised for paying an 82-year-old woman's shopping bill and getting her a taxi home after she had her purse ...


Waikoloa Highlands Shopping Center opens food court  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Cuisine options have expanded in Waikoloa Village with the opening of a food court at the Waikoloa Highlands Shopping Center.


Family devastated after car broken into while shopping at Tesco  Richmond and Twickenham Times

A family from Hounslow have been devastated after their car was broken into at Tesco's car park in Twickenham.


Teenagers arrested after shopping centre break-in  St Helens Star

TWO youths were arrested by police in connection with an attempted burglary at a shopping centre.


Man charged over Keith digger shop incident  BBC News

A 35-year-old man is due to appear in court after a Spar was badly damaged in the centre of Keith.


Golden Cross shopping arcade off Cornmarket looks 'empty and forgotten'  Oxford Mail

AN ARCADE just yards from Oxford's busiest street is looking increasingly empty and forgotten following the closure of a number of shops and a cafe.


SouthGate Bath shopping centre to get £2.5 million makeover  Somerset Live

A shadow lantern will feature the Royal Crescent and Roman Baths to Bath Rugby, representing the city's culture and heritage.


William Hill to close hundreds of betting shops  Telegraph.co.uk

William Hill will close hundreds of betting shops, many in a matter of weeks, as it shifts its focus to online gambling in the latest blow to the high street.


Council to use its reserves to boost Church Square Shopping Centre  St Helens Star

COUNCIL chiefs plan to use almost £900000 from a town centre development reserve to support Church Square Shopping Centre this year.


Parking restrictions being introduced at Cumbernauld shopping centre  Cumbernauld News

The Centre Cumbernauld has announced it is to introduce parking restrictions from next week.


How to Shop for Shoes That Will Last - 3 Easy Shoe Shopping Tips  Men's Health

There's a good chance you've lost count of how many pairs of shoes you've bought over the course of your life. Most of us have probably spent hundreds, if not ...


Mum's brutal warning to others about shopping at Aldi  Coventry Telegraph

Aldi notched up a double-digit rise last year helping it rake in over £10 billion in turnover for the first time. The retailer has seen phenomenal growth since ...


Iconic city arcade undergoing revival as traders flock to unique shopping atmosphere  South Wales Argus

Newport's beautiful Victorian arcade is a key feature of the city centre and is flourishing with an abundance of local businesses. Reporter LEAH…


West Lothian community left devastated as only shopping centre looks to close next year  Daily Record

Shopkeepers at The Mill Centre in Blackburn were handed their eviction notices for March 2020.


High street shopping at Spondon, Borrowash and Ockbrook  Derbyshire Life

Ashley Franklin travels east of the city to see what's happening in the trading places/suburbs of Spondon, Borrowash and Ockbrook.


Swindon police hunt man suspected of masturbating in Brunel Shopping Centre toilets  Swindon Advertiser

A SHOPPING centre masturbator is sought by police.


Shameless man was caught urinating over shopping baskets in a shop  Derbyshire Times

Horrified people looked on as a shameless lout exposed himself in a busy Derbyshire shop before urinating over shopping baskets.


Next trick for Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is the end of shopping  The Times

Amazon is experimenting with the next phase in the evolution of online shopping — not shopping at all. The retail colossus is run by the world's richest man Jeff ...


Isis plot to kill Kate Middleton by poisoning her supermarket shopping  Metro.co.uk

Supporters of the Islamic State terrorist group have allegedly used an encrypted messaging app to discuss how to poison Kate Middleton. Terror fanatics are ...


Brunel Shopping Centre 'masturbator' comes forward, police say  Swindon Advertiser

A MAN is helping police with their enquiries, after officers issued an appeal for a man suspected of masturbating in the toilets of a Swindon shopping centre.


West Bromwich shopping centre welcomes one million festive visitors  expressandstar.com

West Bromwich's top shopping and leisure destination is on target to welcome over a million people during December.


WATCH: Two men arrested after car smashes through shop  ITV News

Two men have been arrested after a car they were speeding through Birmingham in smashed through the front of a shop, narrowly missing a person inside.


Antonio Brown Goes on $500k Jewelry Shopping Spree  TMZ

Antonio Brown's business is definitely still boomin' in the off-season ... 'cause the NFL superstar just copped an insane amount of jewelry worth HALF A MILLION ...


Rapper Iggy Azalea drops $120,000 in fifteen minutes on shopping spree  Daily Mail

She made an ill-fated comeback earlier in the year.