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Toys R Us to close Kent store

The Toys R Us store in Horsted Retail Park, Chatham

04 December 2017

Toys R Us has confirmed it plans to close one of its stores in Kent as part of proposals to shut at least 26 nationally, putting 800 jobs at risk.


People will 'starve' if foreign fruit pickers shut out

Frazer Thompson of Chapel Down

04 December 2017

The boss of winemaker Chapel Down says people will starve if a Brexit deal is not agreed to allow free movement of labour for foreign fruit pickers.


Discount store to host bargains day at grand opening

Hundreds queued outside Poundstretcher when it opened in Sheerness

02 December 2017

Discount chain Poundstretcher has confirmed it will be opening a branch next year, creating 25 jobs.


Gin distillery given royal approval

01 December 2017

Princess Anne officially opened a Kent gin distillery and had a taste of its tipple.


Winemaker turns to gin

Chapel Down has launched Bacchus Gin

30 November 2017

A winemaker has made its first venture into the spirits market using grapes from last year’s harvest.


Wholesaler goes into administration

A Palmer & Harvey van makes a delivery

29 November 2017

One of the UK's largest private companies, which has two bases in Kent, has tumbled into administration, with the loss of 2,500 jobs.


Image of former nightclub site

Artist's impression of the replacement building at Castle Street. Picture courtesy of Dover Heritage and Regeneration Ltd

28 November 2017

A new building is planned to replace a town cinema, which became a nightclub.

Life is sweet for 'waffle king' teen

Louis Callaghan-Inge making bubble waffles

28 November 2017

Although he's not old enough to have a bank account, 14-year-old Louis Inge is celebrating his first year in business.


Manufacturer bags funding deal

The paper-bag production line at Badalov in Larkfield

28 November 2017

A paper bag maker is poised to pick-up bigger contracts after securing backing worth nearly half a million pounds.

Work to start on dealership after land deal

Jardine Motor Group is opening a new Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Tonbridge

28 November 2017

A car retailer is to start construction on a £12m Jaguar Land Rover showroom after buying a 3.5 acre site.

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.

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