Retail

Farm business takes on extra staff as demand for home deliveries goes “absolutely crazy”

A farm business which saw its catering arm collapse “like a deck of cards” as a result of the coronavirus crisis is taking... READ MORE »

Cosmetics giant Lush comes clean by creating a soap record which plays Happy Birthday to you

Dorset cosmetics retailer Lush has captured the mood of the times by creating a soap record which plays Happy Birthday. The NHS advises... READ MORE »

8DOL offers free delivery of groceries to our NHS superheroes – and in just 28 minutes!

Free deliveries of groceries and convenience items – and within 28 minutes – are available for NHS staff during... READ MORE »

Sad day as 139 years of retail comes to an end with Beales closing its doors for the final time

Nearly 140 years of retailing in Bournemouth came to an end yesterday, Thursday, when Beales closed its doors for the final... READ MORE »

It’s the end of an era: Store group Beales to close its doors for the final time tomorrow

Beales is to cease trading in all its stores – including Bournemouth and Poole – tomorrow. The Joint Administrators... READ MORE »

Garden centre Chairman gives growth tips of a business kind at third annual Leader’s Lunch

Garden centre boss Warren Haskins gave growth tips of the business kind when he addressed a packed lunchtime gathering in Poole.... READ MORE »

Shopping centre’s Eco Hub wins praise as fans of Harry Potter left spellbound by new retailer

An award-winning Eco Hub at Poole’s Dolphin Centre has been praised for hosting another community event. Immerse Medical... READ MORE »

What a job: Jim tastes – or drinks – up to 1,000 wines every year (and he does it just for you!)

Jim Dawson lives, breathes but, above all, drinks wine. In fact, he’s tasted or drunk everything he sells in his independent... READ MORE »

More jobs axed as joint administrators confirm preparations begin to close all 23 Beales stores

All 23 Beales stores – including Poole – are now set to be closed while a further 20 job losses have been announced... READ MORE »

Garden centre group expands to five sites after acquiring business which includes a bird park

A Dorset garden centre group is now the owner of one of the largest independent tourist attractions in the south east. Haskins... READ MORE »