Re-view the high street stories across Lancashire you may have missed!

Re-view the high street stories across Lancashire you may have missed!

Read about hot topics like businesses promoting eco-sustainability, surprising takeovers, and newly announced developments over this exciting week in high street news!

Discount grocer Lidl has ambitious plans to go carbon neural by 2022. This also leads them wanting to limit their global warming emissions by 80%, with a target date of 2030 to fully achieve this. Will this make other popular food stores follow in Lidl’s footsteps?  

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With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics round the corner, Birds Eye have joined with Team GB in a £2.7 million ad campaign. This will include their Green Cuisine range featuring Team GB promotion on the packaging, highlighting chances to win many Olympic goodies. With Birds Eyes product being the fastest frozen meat-free brand, will Team GB have an extra boost from the nation this summer? We hope so! 

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Morrisons have accepted a takeover bid from US company Fortress worth an eye-watering £6.3 billion pounds. Morrisons chairman Andrew Higginson said, “Fortress has a full understanding and appreciation of the fundamental character of Morrisons” With this long-awaited takeover, let’s hope the new owners bring some new life into the 122-year-old grocer.

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After opening its doors last year in Clitheroe, Mark’s Artisan Bakery and Pie shop doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon. This popular bakery uses only authentic ingredients into its products, which are made daily. This shows that Mark and his team have been a hit with the locals, with Mark saying one of his customers told him they can’t go back to supermarket bread!

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The Alexandra Hotel building was closed in 2015, with the iconic building in the heart of the city not in use. This is lead by the people at Z Mister of Capital Holdings, which granted approval from Lancaster City Council, to revamp the building. With the new hotel and bar opening soon, some of that heart can come back into Lancaster.

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M&S has teamed up with The Great Outdoor Gym Company to bring customers with Sparks cards added benefits. This includes access to £25 of free classes and 50% health and wellbeing courses. The classes don’t require any equipment as everything is outside and with off equipment alternatives. Plus, with every course purchased by a Sparks member, The Great Outdoor Gym will plant a tree.

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