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Model train firm appoints company stalwart as chairman

Model train firm appoints company stalwart as chairman

Latest change in the boardroom at Hornby as it continues to attempt to recapture past glories.

Giant M&S store gets the green light

Giant M&S store gets the green light

A Marks and Spencer superstore has been given the go-ahead by councillors, despite misgivings about its effect on the nearby town centre.

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Theatre puts key catering contract up for tender

Theatre puts key catering contract up for tender

Tender process will see new contract swing into force by the start of October.

Disney store opens

Disney store opens

A new Disney store has opened in the county - but hurry, as it may only be here until Christmas.

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Homebase announces store closure

Homebase announces store closure

Struggling DIY chain Homebase is poised to close a Kent store if restructure plans are approved.

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Supermarket deals see crisp firm quadruples sales

Supermarket deals see crisp firm quadruples sales

A fruit crisp producer is on track for a record year after signing a string of deals with major supermarket chains.

Gin distillers ponder effects of poor crop

Gin distillers ponder effects of poor crop

A gin maker has warned there is less grain available to make alcoholic spirit after the heatwave conditions.

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House of Fraser rescued from administration

House of Fraser rescued from administration

Department store giant and high street staple House of Fraser has been rescued hours after it announced its intention to call in administrators.

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'My kids don't eat quinoa'

'My kids don't eat quinoa'

A mum started a business while recovering in hospital showing the funny side of parenthood.

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Aldi to move into new superstore

Aldi to move into new superstore

Councillors have approved a supermarket giant’s plans to move to a bigger store.

Free food at supermarket opening

Free food at supermarket opening

The first 30 shoppers to enter Kent's latest Aldi store this week will receive a free bag of fresh fruit and vegetables.

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Take Brexit health check now, business leaders advise

Take Brexit health check now, business leaders advise

Chamber of commerce advises members to get ready for the EU split next March well ahead of the date of departure.

Deichmann opens new store

Deichmann opens new store

A German shoe retailer has opened its latest store in the county.

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Meet the emerging king of the strawberry crop

Meet the emerging king of the strawberry crop

Developed in Kent, one strawberry is proving a huge hit with producers and supermarkets while also ploughing cash back into scientific research.

Crops 'parched to the bone'

Crops 'parched to the bone'

Farmers across the county have been impacted badly by weeks of soaring temperatures.

Speculation brews over Caffe Nero

Speculation brews over Caffe Nero

A coffee giant is rumoured to be planning a move into a well-known former menswear store.

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Ice cream parlour to open at retail park

Ice cream parlour to open at retail park

A popular ice cream parlour will set up shop next to fast food outlets at a retail park, it has been confirmed.

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Forty jobs filled at new Aldi

Forty jobs filled at new Aldi

Managers have filled 40 vacancies at a new Aldi store ahead of its opening next month.

Checkouts to beep more quietly for autistic customers

Checkouts to beep more quietly for autistic customers

Two supermarkets in the county are set to become one of the first to introduce a "quieter hour" designed for customers with autism.

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Shopping centre to host tourism event to swell visitor numbers

Shopping centre to host tourism event to swell visitor numbers

Complex is inviting local businesses and tourism organisations to attend the event in August.

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