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New Screwfix store opens

James Patrick from Oaks Installations Ltd with branch manager Steve Hawrylak

28 October 2015

A new Screwfix branch has opened on a trading estate in Kent.

Two new shops to open

Fremlin Walk, Maidstone

12 October 2015

Two new retailers are moving into a shopping arcade.

Pop-ups bring old station back to life

Richard Collins is re-vamping the Old Fire Station

11 October 2015

A number of businesses and individuals are hosting pop-up shops in a historic fire station in Kent.

Food store changes mind over Island move

Lidl won't be coming to Sheppey

09 October 2015

German retailer Lidl has decided not to set up shop at the Neats Court retail park, but Marston's has started work on its pub and restaurant.

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‘Don’t leave kiosk owner behind in station move’

Tevfik Toros has had his cafe at Rochester Train Station for six years

23 September 2015

Hundreds of customers have rallied round the popular kiosk owner at a railway station after he was given notice to quit.

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Kent to get first coffee boutique

19 August 2015

Just when you thought we had more than enough coffee bars, a company has a different plan to make you drink even more.

Sports shop to close after 30 years

Mark Roach and Karl O' Brien are closing their Stadium Sports store to concentrate on their online business

17 August 2015

Three decades after it first opened, bosses are shutting a High Street store...but it's not all bad news.

Country market closes after 70 years

The Maidstone Country Market celebrates its 70th anniversary

17 August 2015

A food and craft selling co-operative has shut just months after it celebrated its 70th anniversary.

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Recession? Is that a fancy new dessert?

Celebrations: Creams Cafe expands to other parts of Kent

15 August 2015

We’ve got the recession licked, eaten and drunk in Medway with a procession of new business openings.

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Shops to pop-up in old fire station

Richard Collins is re-vamping the Old Fire Station

06 August 2015

A historic fire station which has stood empty for more than 30 years will play host to a number of pop up shops and restaurants.

Aldi could move into retail site

The old Homebase site in Tonbridge

06 August 2015

The German supermarket chain is rumoured to be moving into a site where a Homebase used to stand.

Major Aldi and M&S plans approved

The Estuary View plans have been approved

21 July 2015

Plans for a huge development of shops, a nursing home and a hospital have been approved by councillors and will include a Marks & Spencer store.

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Doughnut supplier looks east for new boss

Krispy Kreme doughnuts

18 May 2015

A wholesaler whose customers include Krispy Kreme and Greggs has hired a new chief executive from a family-owned retail company in the Middle East.

New Tunbridge Wells Poundland plans labelled a 'joke'

Poundland. Library image

29 April 2015

Residents have expressed mixed views about a new Poundland store due to open this summer, with some calling it 'a joke'.

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New restaurant to join shopping centre revamp

 Dean's Diner is the latest to sign on the dotted line with Hempstead valley

17 April 2015

An American-style diner is latest to sign on the dotted line with Hempstead Valley - and an international fashion store is also set to join.

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Superstore shuts the doors for last time today

Tesco's store in Chatham closed on April 4

04 April 2015

A Tesco store will shut its doors for the last time today - but Morrisons has come to the rescue of shoppers wanting to redeem clubcard vouchers.

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Retail park plans approved

B&Q at Strood Retail Park

05 March 2015

B&Q in Strood is set to be replaced with three shops, a cafe and a 24-hour gym.

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Supermarkets reveal opening plans

The new Aldi store will be built in King's Road

05 March 2015

Two superstores have revealed when construction work is set to begin and when they hope to be finished.

Council asks company to share path costs

An aerial view of how the distribution centre could look.

16 February 2015

Supermarket giant Aldi has received key backing for its proposed £50 million south-east distribution centre and HQ.

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Plans for 120 jobs and 100 homes

Computer generated image of how the Asda would look

13 February 2015

Supermarket giant Asda has revealed more about its proposals to build a new Kent store.

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