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Shopping centre to double in size

Ashford Designer Outlet

15 November 2013

Plans to almost double the retail space at a designer outlet with a huge extension have been confirmed by bosses today.

Shoppers get some expert help

Martin Lewis

15 November 2013

TV presenter Martin Lewis came to the county to offer a few money saving tips for his latest show.

We will be back: Family's vow after huge blaze destroys shop

The badly-damaged roof of Webbs of Tenterden

14 November 2013

The owners of a shop destroyed by a massive high street blaze have vowed to rise from the ashes as the cause of the fire is still investigated.

Future "brighter" despite losses

Hornby said the takeover bid "significantly undervalues" the company

13 November 2013

A model manufacturer has put a tough six months down to a restructure and issues with its supply chain.

Redundancy fears amid another high street administration

Barratts in the Mall, Maidstone

12 November 2013

Shoe retailer Barratts says it is not ruling out job losses and store closures in the county as it calls in administrators.

Find out the secret of export success

Armourcoat managing director Guy Whitehead

11 November 2013

The MD of a company which sells goods in 80 countries will talk about his firm's experience at a seminar.

Primark signs deal for new city store


07 November 2013

Budget clothing chain will open in Canterbury next year.

Views in Sandwich split over Waitrose plan

07 November 2013

Plans for a Waitrose store in Sandwich have divided the town council.

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside!

The Dreamland cinema building

07 November 2013

The economic comeback of a seaside town is continuing thanks to a number of recent good news stories.

New store laid bare

The new John Lewis at Home store in Ashford

06 November 2013

More than £3m of stock has been put in place inside a new John Lewis at Home store set to open this week.

Avon's sales makeover

Avon sales leader Alison Allen

05 November 2013

Making money with the cosmetics giant has changed a lot in the 28 years one woman has been with the firm.

Something kinda ooooh

Sarah Harding with the FaceB4 skin products which have been produced by Medichem

04 November 2013

Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding has decided to endorse a new skincare product developed in the county.

Store wars

01 November 2013

Tesco to open second shop in city just yards from Waitrose store, to the objection of residents groups.

Presenter bestows manufacturing accolade

Cummins Power Generation operations leader Craig Thomas, left, with BBC presenter Steph McGovern and HHP Flowline operator Nik Smirnovs

31 October 2013

Bosses at a Kent firm rubbed shoulders with BBC Breakfast's business reporter.

Cheers to that!

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Owen Paterson opens the new water recycling system at Shepherd Neame Brewery

30 October 2013

A multi-million pound water recycling plant has been opened at a Kent brewery by the Environment Secretary - who couldn't refuse a cheeky pint.

Manufacturing boost

Electronic components

30 October 2013

A Japanese firm is set to expand its electronic components production in the county after a major acquisition deal.

Morrisons opens Ramsgate store

The opening of the new Morrisons M Local in King Street, Ramsgate

21 October 2013

New convenience store Morrisons M Local has opened in Ramsgate, creating 20 new jobs

Aldi may open Deal store

Aldi may open a store at the Park Avenue Motors site

21 October 2013

Aldi may be opening a store in Deal.


Shoppers urged to pop in to the PopUp

17 October 2013

A brand new retail experience is now on offer to Ashford shoppers.

Hats off to suggestion that led to new store

Heather Rohard (left), suggested the site and is pictured with Co-operative manager Samantha Moore

16 October 2013

A Co-op store is opening in South Darenth – thanks to a woman who grew up there.

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