New Look Stores at The Ridings

Two leading retailers within The Ridings Shopping Centre are undergoing major store refurbishments to offer customers an improved shopping experience.

Mobile telecommunications provider Vodafone, in addition to Peter Jones, specialists of gifts, handbags, ladies accessories and cookware are currently experiencing refits. Vodafone, which is closed at present to allow the refurbishment work to take place, is set to introduce a new look store, layout and fittings when it re-opens on 1 st October. A new and bigger home fragrance and candle department will form part of the newly refurbished Peter Jones store, in addition to cosmetic improvements to interior fittings and décor. 

Key brands to be featured in store include Yankee Candle, Ashleigh and Burwood, Kipling bags, Radley, Disney gifts, Fiorelli jewellery and many more. The retailer will open its doors again on Saturday 26 th September.

Andrew Cousins, Managing Director of Peter Jones said:

“We have listened to our customers who have been requesting more brands especially in home fragrance and candles.  We are all very excited to see the new look store complete with new candle and fragrance department and hope shoppers will be pleased with the end results.”

Sara Hassan, Marketing Manager at The Ridings Shopping Centre comments:

“We are pleased to see two of our major retailers refurbishing their retail units and reinvesting in the Centre and the city of Wakefield. The fantastic new look stores will offer customers more variety and space to improve the overall shopping experience; we’ re sure they will be a big asset to the Centre.”

Situated over three levels, The Ridings Shopping Centre comprises 345,000 sq. ft. and houses 85 stores and restaurants including BHS, Primark, Marks & Spencer alongside quality independents such as Created in Yorkshire, Feather’s Confectionery and Artworld. The Ridings Shopping Centre is part of the Moorfield Group.