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Cision's shopping spree continues as it acquires TrendKite for $225 million  PRWeek

CHICAGO: Cision has agreed to acquire analytics provider TrendKite for $225 million, building on its efforts to consolidate the market and eliminate data ...


High street shops fight back as customers still want to try before they buy  Express

CLOTHING sellers defied reports of dying high streets yesterday, as research revealed customers still prefer to shop in stores.


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.


Shops lose 70,000 jobs in a year, says BRC  BBC News

The state of the High Street continued to worsen at the end of 2018, according to industry experts.


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 ...


The best shopping in Porto | Telegraph Travel  The Telegraph

Read our guide to the best shopping in Porto, as recommended by Telegraph Travel. Find expert advice on the best boutiques, delis and shops for stylish ...


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 ...


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 ...


Plymouth shopping centres are getting a deep clean  Plymouth Live

Council says it's the first time the precincts have received this sort of deep clean.


Huddersfield's only independent skateboarding store closes blaming online shopping  Huddersfield Examiner

Endemic in Station Street closed over the weekend after 12 years.


Trader’s ‘joke’ about buying Kirkcaldy shopping centre attracts support  Fife Today

A joke message posted on social media by a trader in Kirkcaldy's Hunter Street about the future of the Postings has attracted many comments of support.


Four House of Fraser stores within shopping centres saved from closure  Daily Mail

An interim deal has been reached with landlord Intu for stores in shopping centres Chapelfield, Lakeside, Metrocentre and Victoria Centre.


Bristol City's Germany shopping trip to RB Leipzig and loans latest  Bristol Post

Is Lee Johnson shopping in Germany currently at RB Leipzig for that missing striker that he wants? And how likely are Bristol City to loan out some of their best ...


Spending on smartphones overtakes shopping centres  Financial Times

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


Top Gear plans renovation of Penryn bed shop Sweet Dreamzzz  Falmouth Packet

A bid has gone in to turn a Penryn bed store into a mini shopping and restaurant complex.


Inside ICON at the O2: The incredible new designer shopping outlet just 30 minutes from Essex  Essex Live

It's one of the biggest in the south, and there is even more to come.


Patisserie Valerie are closing 71 shops -and two of them are in Essex  Essex Live

The combined 71 closures have resulted in 920 redundancies.


PETA plans to 'barbecue dog' in Australian shopping mall to support veganism  Stuff.co.nz

PETA is trying to raise awareness for animal rights, but have they gone too far?


Areli Real Estate swoops for shopping centre in Theresa May's back yard  The Times

A shopping centre forced into receivership last year in one of the first retail property collapses caused by Britain's high street malaise is close to being bought.


The tragic events that led to mum's death at Liberty Shopping Centre multi-storey car park  Essex Live

A woman who died after falling from a multi-storey car park in Romford failed to receive the necessary support for her mental health, an inquest heard.


"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 shopping mall in a walker 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 ...


Amazon vs. eBay: The Future of Online Shopping  Entrepreneur

With easy availability of nearly every product in the world, online shopping has made the lives of millions of people more convenient than ever. Previous ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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

SHOPPING couldn't be easier these days.


Teenager lures friend to shopping centre kidnapping and tasering her after pair fight on Instagram  Daily Mail

Yasemin Ercan, 19, allegedly lured an 18-year-old to Braybrook Shopping Centre in Melbourne's west last August to discuss an argument sparked on Instagram.


Thugs attack OAP and steal cash and his shopping  Coventry Telegraph

They attacked him as he walked along an alleyway.


Shopping in 'unhealthy' locales up blood pressure risk: Study  Times Now

The study using Pop-up health check stations in England found a possible link between "unhealthy' shopping centres and the number of cases of suspected or ...


Opening date announced for new massive new Cabot Circus clothes shop Bershka  Bristol Post

It will be one of the chain's first UK branches outside of London.


Digbeth hardware store Gregory Pank closing down after 100 years  Birmingham Live

Staff at Gregory Pank Hardware and Ironmongery, in Digbeth, Birmingham, pull down the shutters for the last time on Friday.


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.


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.


£1 shopping centre reveals retail crisis | Business  The Times

A shopping centre has been put up for auction with a starting price of £1 in a move underlining the crisis facing retail landlords.Columbia Threadneedle ...


Two Americas, divided by how we shop  Axios

The phrase "future of retail" conjures images of cashier-less groceries, super-fast drone delivery and interactive shopping. But it's instead set to look very ...


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.


A shopping center and restaurants are coming to this Southwest Fort Worth neighborhood  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Edge Realty Partners is managing a retail development at Chisholm Trail Ranch that will bring a Marshalls, Ulta and Old Navy to southwest Fort Worth.


Lidl Ireland announce online shopping service in Dublin – with minimum order of €20  The Irish Sun

LIDL Ireland customers living in the capital can now get their shopping delivered to their door. The supermarket chain launched the *service* on Irish delivery app ...


Body found in car outside Melbourne shopping plaza may be drug overdose  Florida Today

Police said they are investigating a possible drug overdose death outside a shopping plaza in Melbourne. Wednesday morning, police said a man in his 30s ...


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 ...


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

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


The Grove shopping centre set for facelift after council's approval  Braintree and Witham Times

A shopping centre entrance is set to be radically transformed after council officers gave the green light.


Revealed: Major shopping group buys York BHS for £10.7 million  YorkMix

The former BHS store on Coney Street has been bought by an offshoot of the Sports Direct group for £10.75 million. It will ignite hopes that new retail units might ...


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, ...


'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 ...


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 ...


Everything You Need To Know About Online Grocery Shopping  Delish

Delish gathered all of the tips and tricks you need to know to conquer online grocery shopping—from delivery discounts to time-saving hacks.


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.


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.


Goodyear CEO Rich Kramer talks about changing the tire shopping experience  Marketplace APM

If you own a car, then you know that taking it to the shop can be a pain. But the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company wants to make it easier to understand how the ...


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.


Report: Toronto FC actively shopping Gregory van der Wiel after altercation  Waking The Red

Van der Wiel is on his way home after an incident with Greg Vanney in training.


Police: Drunk driver slams into store at Virginia shopping center  WTVR CBS 6 News

A woman was charged with driving under the influence, hit and run, and destruction of property after a "wild ride" through a Virginia shopping center, according ...


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.


Some King Soopers Stores End 24-Hour Shopping  CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4)– Some King Soopers stores in Colorado will soon close overnight. The stores had offered 24-hour shopping. The grocery store chain will get ...


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 ...


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 ...


Broadmeadows Shopping Centre fight: Youths brawl outside Gloria Jean's Cafe  Herald Sun

Brawling youths have terrorised a Broadmeadows shopping centre with police now investigating the incident. Witnesses have told the Herald Sun a group of ...


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.


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 ...


£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.


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 ...


Les Jardins Dorval shopping centre has been sold  Montreal Gazette

Mayor Edgar Rouleau would like to the land turned into a mixed-use development.


1 injured in shooting near University Village shopping center  KKTV 11 News

Colorado Springs police were called near an apartment complex Tuesday night on a reported shots-fired call.


Gardai investigating triple-car collision outside Limerick city shopping centre  Limerick Leader

GARDAI and emergency services are at the scene of a triple-vehicle collision on the outskirts of Limerick city this Wednesday afternoon. The collision occ...


Canadian retail sales drop in November, fail to deliver holiday shopping boost  Global News

Statistics Canada said retail sales fell 0.9 per cent to $50.4 billion in November, a drop larger than the 0.6 per cent forecast by economists polled by Thomson ...


'Battered Wife' fish shop to close after backlash in Australia  BBC News

The owner of an Australian fish and chip shop called The Battered Wife says she has been forced out of business following an "abusive witch hunt" by people ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Alibaba makes shopping accessible for the vision impaired  Inside Retail

E-commerce giant Alibaba has developed new technology to make it possible for blind and partially sighted people to shop online, according to an article on ...


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.


York cake shops safe after administration worries  The Press, York

ALL THREE Patisserie Valerie shops in York will remain open, despite the company collapsing into administration.


Proposed South Bakersfield shopping center under development  KGET 17

Plans are underway to build a new shopping center in South Bakersfield.


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.


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.


Pregnant woman caught up in shopping centre robbery in Perth’s east  PerthNow

A pregnant woman was taken to hospital after she was struck with a trolley as two boys robbed a supermarket in Perth's east. The robbery occurred on ...


Shop Our Favorite Pieces Seen on the Streets of Paris Fashion Week  Highsnobiety

While Paris Fashion Week's FW19 lines are still the talk of fashion circles, the street style also has us chatting. Here's where to cop our favorite pieces.


Marie Kondo: Are charity shops feeling the effect?  BBC News

Shops say they have seen a spike in donations since the Netflix de-cluttering show launched.


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 ...


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.


Freeport Braintree is shutting three shops - but these massive changes could be coming  Essex Live

Braintree Freeport could be getting a huge face lift in the coming months, despite three shops shutting in the space of a week. Clothes stores Next Clearance, ...


Power struggle paralyzes 'irrelevant' White House press shop  CNN

White House press briefings, in steady decline even before the partial government shutdown, have now ground to a halt as a prolonged power struggle among ...


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.


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 ...


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.


Woman found dead outside a shopping centre may have been raped  Daily Mail

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


Man urinates over shopping baskets in Derby bus station  Derbyshire Live

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


Gayton Crossing shopping center in Henrico sells for $29 million  Richmond.com

An Atlanta-based real estate management company has added Gayton Crossing shopping center in western Henrico County to its portfolio of properties in ...


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.


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.


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.


Northern Ireland man banned from 'any shop' after being accused of 'targeting retailers'  Belfast Telegraph

An alleged thief charged with repeatedly targeting retailers is to be banned from entering any shop, the High Court ordered.


Sunderland fire: Watch as flames engulf Peacocks clothing shop on Blandford Street  Chronicle Live

Crews were called to Blandford Street in Sunderland city centre and smoke can be seen billowing from the building.


Luxury chocolate shop Thorntons is closing its shop in Exeter  Devon Live

Chocolate shop Thorntons is to close its Exeter branch. It will be the latest of several High Street shops to close in the city, and the luxury chocolate shop will shut ...


'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.


Parking restrictions being introduced at Cumbernauld shopping centre  Cumbernauld News

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


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 ...


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.