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Tesco to cut 800 jobs

A Tesco Extra store in Whitstable

23 January 2018

Supermarket giant Tesco will remove management positions at its largest stores, including several in the county.


New crisps cut the mustard

In the last two years, Kent Crisps has launched new flavours and rebranded their entire range

23 January 2018

A crisps maker has added some more meat to its range with a new flavour.

Pep&Co to open in Poundland stores across Kent

Poundland aims to become a top 15 clothing retailer with the rollout of Pep&Co concessions within its stores

17 January 2018

Discount retailer Poundland is targeting the fashion industry after announcing it will stock clothing lines at a number of its stores.


First brewery in 80 years

James Hayward and Charlie Venner toast the opening

16 January 2018

A part of Kent without a brewery since the 1930s now has one as part of attempts to preserve the industry.


Primark signs lease on new store

Primark will open a store in Bluewater

16 January 2018

Kent’s largest shopping centre has begun work on combining a number of shops for the arrival of Primark after the clothes retailer took out a lease.


Sales boost for soup maker

The Batchelors Cup A Soup factory in Ashford

16 January 2018

The firm behind Batchelors Cup A Soup has reported revenue growth a day after it denied speculation about selling part of its business based in Kent.

Birds-eye view of development

Still from the latest video for the St James' develolpment. Picture courtesy of Apex Drone Photography

15 January 2018

New video shows progress on a Kent town's major leisure and retail project.

Work starts on expanding major Kent shopping centre

An artist's impression how an expanded Ashford Designer Outlet will look

13 January 2018

Fifty new shops are being added to the Ashford Designer Outlet in a £90m scheme to almost double its size.


Family-owned car retailer in takeover

Hidsons dealership in Rainham

12 January 2018

A car dealership founded more than 65 years ago has been acquired by a rival in the county for an undisclosed sum.

BlackRock invests in winemaker

Chapel Down is stocked in Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Sainsbury, Tesco and Majestic

10 January 2018

The world’s largest fund manager has taken a stake in a winemaker in the county marking a step-change for the Kentish fizz producer.

Kent's newest brewers to launch first beer

Arden Beer Co is run by two friends, Barry Watts and Gareth Arnold, who started brewing beer in their kitchen

10 January 2018

A craft beer business run by two friends launches its first brew today.


Winemaker raises £20m

Chapel Down chief executive Frazer Thompson

10 January 2018

The boss of Kent’s largest wine producer has hailed a £20 million fundraising effort.

Workers face job losses at garden centre

The Wyevale garden centre

08 January 2018

Staff face losing their jobs when a garden centre closes this week to make way for a multimillion-pound junction.


Shop's ghostly memories inspire comic book

24 St Margaret’s Street, Canterbury – the home of Superdry – is said to be haunted

07 January 2018

The tale of a ghost haunting staff at a clothing store has been immortalised in print.


Farmers reject Gove subsidy claim

Farmland growing potatoes and strawberries

05 January 2018

Farmers in Kent have opposed comments in a speech by Environment Secretary Michael Gove that "unjust" European subsidies favour large landowners.

Bakery on market for half-a-million pounds

Baker Geoff Champs has transformed his business

05 January 2018

The owner of a popular town centre bakery plans to sell his business after almost 30 years of trade.


Market to relocate amid cinema development

An artisan market held in Sittingbourne High Street

04 January 2018

A town centre market will be moving to a new location from next week as work starts on a new cinema and restaurants.


Expansion work set to begin at shopping centre

Ashford Designer Outlet

04 January 2018

A popular shopping centre is set to almost double in size as building work gets under way.


Overseas trade dips at end of last year

The Port of Dover handles up to £119 billion of trade each year - but exporters in Kent have reported declining sales

04 January 2018

Export sales decreased for growing numbers of firms in Kent in the last quarter of 2017 but turnover and profit expectations this year remain steady.

Convenience store to become family home

Councils are hoping for more local shoppers as online shopping surges. Picture: GettyImages

03 January 2018

An application for a shop to be turned into a family home has been given the go ahead.

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