Updated Wednesday 18th January 2006
M&S Coming To Town
Marks & Spencer are to open a food outlet in Hertford following their acquisition of 28 Iceland stores.
|Iceland in Fore Street|
The Fore Street premises will be refitted between June and August, with Iceland's existing staff being transferred to M&S.
The new Simply Food stores will offer up to 2,000 Marks & Spencer food lines including ready meals, fresh produce, sandwiches, wine, flowers and basic groceries plus a selection of cards and hosiery.
Food sales at M&S rose by 8% over the Christmas period.
Other Retail News
Hertford fishmonger Claydons closes it's doors for the final time this month after over 50 years at the Railway Street premises. The lease on the shop expired on 16th January and John and Judy Workman, who run the shop, have said they will not be renewing the lease, although they may return with an occasional stall on the market.
Other retail activity in Railway Street includes the opening of Tickled Pink and Blue in premises formerly occupied by Tracks record shop. The shop sells clothes for both men and women as well as shoes.
Nearby, Farrow and Farrow have opened a delicatessen whilst on the corner with Salisbury Square, Caffe Nero have recently opened.
As one clothes shop opens, another closes, with ladies boutique See Red in Honey Lane shutting its doors for the last time on 28th January.
Other closures include Brides and Class in South Street, Fotoflash in Bircherley Green and Mooch in Old Cross, which is replaced by The Flower Bar.
Replacing the Hertford Gift Shop in Maidenhead street is computer games shop Game On.
SA Lingerie also caused a stir when it opened in Market Place recently with it's selection of adult accessories and gifts.
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We are currently trialing a multimedia section on Discover Hertford Online and a short video of Claydon's fish shop forms part of that trial. Click here to see the video.