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Future of supermarket is uncertain

The Co-op in Park Street, Deal

12 August 2017

The future of a Kent supermarket is uncertain after the company admits it doesn’t know if it will be renewing its lease.


Forgotten street is now heart of town

11 August 2017

Oxford Street was a forgotten road at "the wrong end of town" but pubs, galleries and coffee houses have transformed it.


Asda considers redundancies

Asda has pulled out of the Sheppey supermarket plan

10 August 2017

Asda has not ruled out redundancies at 18 of its worst-performing stores – including one in Kent.


Wine sales bubble over

Hush Heath's Balfour Brut Rose on ice

09 August 2017

Kent is the thirstiest place outside London when it comes to English wine, according to new figures.

Bargain Booze opens store

Bargain Booze has opened a franchise in Maidstone

09 August 2017

An off-licence chain has opened its first shop in a Kent town.

Beadles profits down ahead of takeover

Beadles traces its history to 1893

08 August 2017

An historic car retailer has reported a fall in profits a month after it was taken over by a US motor giant.


We’re daring to be different

Chapel Down chief executive Frazer Thompson

05 August 2017

The boss of a Kent winemaker believes the key to success is doing something no one else can do as it prepares to open a new brewery.

Vinyl floor brings music to the eyes

Tahlula and Vincent Monticelli at The Record Store, Ashford

02 August 2017

A town centre record shop is certainly turning heads after revealing a new floor made up of vinyl.


New M&S Foodhall opens

The new M&S Foodhall in Strood

02 August 2017

Eager shoppers queued for a first glimpse of Kent's newest M&S Foodhall as it opened its doors today.


Baby mattress maker rests easy

Kit for Kids makes cot mattresses

01 August 2017

A cot mattress manufacturer has secured £3.7 million from investors to meet growing demand in the UK and abroad.

Lightweight legend still sets pulses racing

Picture: PA Photo/Johnny Fleewood

01 August 2017

Carmaker Caterham celebrates 60 years of its iconic Seven this year, produced at its factory in Kent.


Scarab brushes up on new foreign markets

Scarab Sweepers manufactures in Marden

01 August 2017

A roadsweeper manufacturer is poised to begin trading in new overseas territories after a year of investment which soaked up profits.

Argos set to move into supermarket

Argos in Sittingbourne High Street is set to close.

28 July 2017

Argos is to close its town centre branch and move into a nearby supermarket.


Store re-opens after £580,000 makeover

Co-op store manager Wendy Topping with colleagues and customers as she cuts the ribbon at the refurbished Aylesham branch. Picture: Co-operative Group

28 July 2017

A village supermarket unveiled its new look today after a major investment.


Supermarket giant to move

Aldi, Hythe High Street: Courtesy Google

28 July 2017

A supermarket giant has confirmed it will up sticks from a high street and move to the outskirts of town, creating more jobs as it goes.


New stores for outlet centre

Ashford Outlet. Picture: Tony Flashman

27 July 2017

Two new stores will be making their debut at a major outlet complex next month.

Turf war over new Aldi plans

Aldi's supermarket

27 July 2017

A high-end store has objected to discount supermarket Aldi moving onto its turf.


Water way to make money

Strawberry farmers could make £400,000 over three years with the precision irrigation package

24 July 2017

Strawberry farmers could improve their income by nearly £400,000 over three years with new water-saving technology developed in Kent.

Film buff’s pickled onion legacy

Barry Norman at Opies in Sittingbourne

22 July 2017

Former TV presenter who knew his films also knew his onions.

Soup sales warm Premier Foods bosses

The Batchelors Cup a Soup factory in Ashford

20 July 2017

The maker of Mr Kipling cakes sweetened a disappointing trading update with some good news for its Batchelors soup manufactured in Kent.

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