Darts Farm Win Large Farm Shop of the Year Award

Darts Farm named Large Farm Shop of the Year at Farm Retail Association Awards

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Tue, 03/22/2022 - 11:31pm

Nationally-renowned Darts Farm, based just outside Exeter, is thrilled to have been named ‘Large Farm Shop of the Year’ at the Farm Retail Association Awards held on 1st March. Darts Farm is an innovative, family-run business, which was established in 1971 and has grown from humble beginnings to become the unique shopping experience it is today, with a string of prestigious awards to its name.

Michael Dart, who runs Darts Farm alongside his two brothers, James and Paul, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this latest accolade from the Farm Retail Association Awards,...

Christmas Shopping Fayre 26-28 November Westpoint Exeter

Christmas Shopping Fayre

Event Date: 
26/11/2021 - 9:00am to 28/11/2021 - 4:00pm
Westpoint, Exeter

3 fun-packed days of festive shopping, all under one roof! Let’s celebrate - it’s back! This year’s Christmas Shopping Fayre takes place from Friday 26th – Sunday 28th November at Westpoint, Exeter. It’s the 25th Fayre so it’s actually a double celebration!

You'll enjoy browsing around hundreds of stalls displaying thousands of new lines and amazing seasonal offers! There will be a diverse mix of exhibitors, from importers, manufacturers and wholesalers with exciting new ranges, to dozens of talented local craftspeople. Whoever you’re shopping for, including yourself!, there’s...

Princesshay announces three new store openings

Princesshay is welcoming three new brands into the centre before Christmas; gift retailer Menkind, stationery and organisers retailer Calendar Club and leading watch and jewellery repair specialists In Time.

Perfectly timed for Christmas shopping, the new Menkind store, opening in Princesshay between Lush and Hotel Chocolat, will stock gifts for everyone, ranging from stocking fillers to unusual presents and high tech gadgets.

Calendar Club is also set to join the centre's line-up in the coming weeks offering a huge range of organisers, calendars, diaries and planners as...

Holly Jolly Christmas Craft and Gift Market

The Holly Jolly Christmas Craft Fair

Event Date: 
06/11/2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Exeter Corn Exchange

The Holly Jolly Christmas event will be held in Exeter's corn exchange. With over fifty stalls under one roof there is sure to be something for everyone.


Team at Exeter Hobbycraft celebrate new store opening

Hobbycraft, the UK’s largest arts and crafts retailer, celebrated the opening of its new store at Rydon Retail Park, Exeter on Saturday with a host of crafting activities, product offers and goody bags for the first 100 customers who walked through the doors.

The store officially opened on Wednesday 1st September, whilst the grand store opening event took place on Saturday 4th September at 9.00am, attended by the Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Trish Oliver.

The new Hobbycraft colleagues were on hand to provide their expertise and encourage locals to master a new craft or...

Exeter shop takes to the road

Backworld, formerly an ergonomic office and home seating shop on the Topsham Road in Exeter, is now mobile.

Rethinking the business model following the succession of Covid-related non-essential retail closures, owner Paul Skinner made the bold move to shut up shop and take to the road. Backworld is now a fully mobile retail operation.

Customers no longer have to visit the shop to browse and make a purchase. The shop goes directly to them! Bringing a selection of suitable products, the customer can try each one in their usual home or work environment at a time to suit. With...

Floral and art installations to welcome visitors for shopping and alfresco dining in Princesshay

Princesshay re-opens after lockdown

Retail stores will open their doors in Princesshay, Exeter from 12th April, following the recent update from the UK government allowing non-essential retail to re-open. Restaurants will also be opening for outdoor dining. The centre will welcome back shoppers and diners with new displays including a Bikes in Bloom display and a doorstep photography project.

Five bikes spray painted in bold, bright colours and laden with planted flowers will pop up throughout Princesshay. A photo project capturing the last year on doorsteps in Exeter from photographer and writer Stephanie Darkes (...

Exeter ranked as one of Britain's leading shopping destinations

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/11/2021 - 9:32pm

Exeter has been named as one of Britain’s leading shopping locations according to new research ranking the nation’s best performing retail centres.

The location ranked as the nation’s 28th best performing, in a list of 1,000 retail centres compiled by strategic retail property consultancy, Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH) – climbing 52 places compared to last year’s rankings.

According to several factors, the HDH Vitality Ranking determines the health of high streets and shopping centres, including the change in residents’ movement, vacancy rates, and suitability to local...

5 Discounts you don't want to miss in December

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 12/16/2020 - 12:03pm

As we wind up our Christmas shopping for this extremely turbulent 2020, brands are scrambling to recover their Christmas sales. With high street sales decreasing, online shopping is rising with great discounts for savvy shoppers, at some of the top brands on the internet. Taking advantage of these Christmas discounts is perfect if you're trying to save the pounds this Christmas. We've gone around the internet and curated the five best discounts for you to use when you're next shopping online. From Homeware to Fashion you'll find a range of discounts below from various brands, as of...

Topsham reopens for business with a host of Christmas crackers

Topsham’s shops of course re-open for business this week as lockdown ends and Christmas begins - and the town is bouncing back with a vengeance.

With over 40 independent retailers and dozens more local businesses of all kinds, there’s plenty for the most discerning buyer of Christmas presents, and to make it as safe and easy as possible the town has a Shopping Three Ways initiative.

This means you can visit a shop yourself, or check out their online store, or drop an email and arrange a delivery or pick-up at your convenience - all details are on the Love Topsham website...