IT services and solutions for retail and hospitality

  • 29 May 2012

The #Nottingham Retail Scene

ShopToday is the day that Nottingham will *hopefully* be trending on Twitter, thanks to the organisers of ‘Get Nottingham Trending Day’: and support of the local community.

Having a Head Office based in Nottingham, we at Retail Assist already know that the city is a premier shopping destination. After all, many of our customers have standalone stores here, including: Coast, Jane Norman, Karen Millen, Oasis, Paperchase, Reiss, Warehouse, Whistles, The White Company and White Stuff. Others, such as Jacques Vert, Mint Velvet, Planet, Precis, SuperGroup, Tec7, Windsmoor and World Duty Free have concessions in Nottinghamshire.

It goes without saying that everyone at Retail Assist is a fan of these retail outlets; so I wanted to find out which other retail destinations in Nottingham were popular. Below are some responses from the Retail Assist team:

Alan Morris – Executive Chairman

In my opinion the best shops in Nottingham are John Lewis, due to its product range and diversity; and Lakeland for its customer service.


Alex Ievins – Head of Marketing

My favourite shops are firstly Sugar Cane – Nottingham’s finest pick n mix sweet shop – and of course TK Maxx.


Borys Krywyj – Head of Sales

Hugo Boss has well integrated CRM. Weavers – a local wine shop – has excellent customer service. My favourite furniture shop is Raspberry Village.

Emily Harrison – Help Desk Call Handler

A good shop is The Tokenhouse, which stocks lovely quirky presents.


Fiona Holmes – Head of Commercial Management

Marks and Spencer has great customer service – recently I ordered a linen basket online to collect in store. The sales assistant saw that I was pregnant and arranged for a male colleague to carry it to the office for me.

Helen Simmons – Systems Analyst

The Marks and Spencer food hall is great as you get served fast at lunchtime, even with a big queue. Also there are always plenty of staff at Clarks shoes and sizes are usually in stock or can be ordered in a short time. Finally, there are lots of bargains to be had at New Look during sale time.

Rumyana Topliyska – Contracts Administrator

I enjoy shopping at Holland & Barrett, the other shop where I could spend more than an hour is Home Sense.

What do you love about Notts? Tweet us your answers at @RetailAssist.

Leave a Reply

  • « %
  • % »
site maintained by we are coda