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Winemaker raises glass to pub venture

Hush Heath Estate produces a range of wines at its winery near Staplehurst

27 November 2017

A winery is increasing its activity in the pub market after signing a deal with the largest bar company in the UK.

Handmade campaign appeals to shoppers

24 November 2017

From jewellers to chocolate makers, independent shops in part of Kent are pulling together to attract punters this Christmas.

Opening date for new store

Artist's impression of the new Lidl store in Whitfield. Picture courtesy of Lidl

22 November 2017

A district will have a new Lidl in time for Christmas.


Major project takes shape

The St James' development photographed last week. Picture courtesy of Apex Drone Photography

21 November 2017

A bird's-eye view of a multi-million pound retail and leisure development has been released.

Hornby share offer to raise £12m

Hornby hopes to raise £12 million with a new share offer

17 November 2017

Model maker Hornby will issue new shares in the business to fund a takeover as it tries to bounce back from a series of profit warnings.


Long-awaited store set to open

The store is getting ready to open this Friday

16 November 2017

B&M is finally getting ready to open its doors on this high street.


New arrival to high street

Coming soon: The Deal Bookshop

14 November 2017

An unbranded Waterstones bookshop is moving into a town centre.

Winemaker pops cork on pop-up shop

Chapel Down has opened a pop-up store at Bluewater

14 November 2017

Chapel Down, the Kentish winemaker, and has opened a seasonal pop-up stores at the county’s largest shopping centre.


Replacement lined up for departing Tesco

Tesco is to close its store in The Forum shopping centre in Sittingbourne

13 November 2017

A retailer has already been lined up to replace a Tesco branch when it departs a town centre unit.


Supermarket giant to close town store

Tesco is to close its store in The Forum shopping centre in Sittingbourne

13 November 2017

Tesco has announced it will be closing one of its Metro branches in the new year.


On your bike!

Business manager Mark Pegg (left) and sales director Keiron Macnamara with the Loake bike

13 November 2017

A luxury shoe firm is going hell for leather in its fight to keep a vintage bike in a high street advertising its store.


Great bakes are talk of Towns

Simon and Victoria Town have opened a cake and coffee shop

13 November 2017

Local couple turn home business into successful cake shop.


Shoppers queue for hours for store opening

Hundreds queued outside Poundstretcher when it opened in Sheerness

10 November 2017

Shoppers keen to bag a bargain queued outside a new branch of Poundstretcher, with one even camping out overnight.


Bargain store opens

Queues stretched along the front of the shop

10 November 2017

Discount retailer Poundstretcher opened its newest store in Kent today.

Bittersweet profit boost after job cuts

Jubilee CLips managing director Ian Jennings, left, and factory manager Bob Letchford

10 November 2017

Pre-tax profits increased 10-fold at clamp manufacturer Jubilee Clips after it closed its warehouse operations in Germany, leading to redundancies.

Business with plenty of drive

Sparshatts of Kent supplied Longfield-based Mercer Scaffolding with its first three Mercedes-Benz trucks

10 November 2017

Mercedes-Benz van and lorry dealer Sparshatts of Kent more than doubled profits last year as it was given a bigger bonus for hitting sales targets.

Snack maker seals second supermarket deal

Nim's Fruit Crisps is based in Sittingbourne

09 November 2017

A fruit crisp manufacturer is poised to double its weekly turnover by the end of the year after signing its second contract with a supermarket.

Festive shopping from the sofa

Bluewater has launched an online shopping portal where shoppers can browse a million items stocked at the mall

09 November 2017

Shoppers will be able to dodge the queues this Christmas after a shopping centre launched an online portal giving access to millions of its products.

A whole Stack of fear over prospect of ‘no-deal’

It is hoped a lorry park would mean Operation Stack could become a thing of the past

09 November 2017

After ministers threatened their European counterparts with no deal over Brexit, firms in Kent are sweating about the prospect of no trade agreement.


New supermarket opens

The new Aldi off Sutton Road, Maidstone. Picture: Gary Browne FM4984732

09 November 2017

More than 70 people queued in the cold to take a first look at Kent's newest Aldi store today.

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