Fleetwood Chamber of Trade & Commerce
Set on a tranquil marina, we have over 45 famous name stores offering up to 60% off every day, so you’ll find a fantastic range of men’s, women’s and children’s fashions and footwear plus gifts, homeware and accessories all at amazing low prices. With such great choice and value you’ll never have to pay full price again!
There’s also a tasty selection of places to eat and drink, including our Food Court, Costa Coffee, McDonald’s and The Bay Tearooms.
With new stock arriving daily, your trip to Freeport Fleetwood will always be worthwhile, so come down today to see how much you can save!
So why not make a good days shopping a great day out for all the family! The Freeport experience is designed to be a good one from the minute you arrive. With plenty of free car parking right next to the door, you can stay as long as you like. The centre is completely pedestrianised with only one access point at the front of the complex so your children are safe on site. There are also plenty of benches and places to sit and enjoy watching the world go by - perfect for the family members who like to tag along but aren't keen on shopping! And your four legged friend is welcome too - dogs on a lead are welcome at Freeport - and even allowed in some of the shops too.
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This week Freeport Fleetwood has started a campaign to urge food lovers, amateur cooks and historians to find the forgotten foods of Lancashire in a bid to celebrate and document the region’s culinary heritage.
Lancashire Hotpot (photo from Daily mail)
Freeport Fleetwood is launching the campaign to find the forgotten recipes, dishes and foods that make up the identity of the Lancashire region. Talk to your elderly relatives, scour bookshelves for family cookery books and to think back to the dishes your mums used to make.
We're trying to encourage people to reconnect with the food of their forefathers, to protect the region’s heritage and to help people to better understand where their food comes from.
The deadline for entry is 1 December 2014. The top 30 recipes will be chosen by North West food experts and be used to create a free online resource that will be circulated throughout the region.
Freeport Fleetwood will be holding a cookery demonstration and recipe tasting of the top five dishes at the centre on Thursday 4 December from 4-8pm. Come along on the evening, taste the dishes for free and chat to our chef about your food experiences. There will also be mulled wine to keep the winter chills at bay.
John Magee, Centre Manager at Freeport Fleetwood, said, “We want to take the time to document the rich food heritage of Lancashire and encourage people to think about their culinary heritage.
“We hope this campaign pushes people to revive the recipes their parents and grandparents used to make. The more important the recipe is to your family, the better. Is there a type of pastry from Poulton that hasn’t been seen for seventy years, is someone still serving frumenty, or is there a oatcake from Lancaster that only one bakery is still making?
“Our centre is firmly rooted in the heart of our community and we want to celebrate that by working with local people to document our multi-cultural culinary heritage. Let’s celebrate the culinary delights of the region and put Lancashire back on the gastronomic map.”
Skopes, the new gentleman's outfitters, arrives at Freeport Fleetwood, with great clothes at great prices!
**NEW STORE OFFERS 50% OFF RRP MEN’S FASHION FOR OPENING WEEK**
**PLUS - SHOPPERS CAN WIN £500 MAKEOVER IN STORE**
A luxury menswear retailer aimed at stylish shoppers, looking for heritage-inspired outfits, opened at Freeport Fleetwood on Friday 10th October.
Skopes, the family-run Leeds-based store group, established in 1948 by Sydney Cope, is launching at 10am and is offering shoppers an exclusive 50 percent off the RRP on all products for one week only.
Male Makeover Competition
The brand is running a competition offering three male customers a chance to win a new wardrobe worth £500 in total. Customers can enter by purchasing garments and nominating a friend/relative for a male makeover at the till. Running from 19th - 29th October, the winners will be announced on Saturday 6th December - perfect timing ahead of the Christmas party season.
John Magee, Centre Manager at Freeport Fleetwood, said: “The new Skopes store will tap into the country aristo trend by offering a range of blazers, suits and over coats in checks, tweeds, pinstripes and herringbone. The brand has stood the test of time by designing a new clothing collection every season. This new launch adds to our extensive range of luxury mens retailers including Moss and Jeff Banks.”
Simon Cope, the owner of Skopes, is continuing his grandfather’s vision to create a quality outfitter at affordable prices and has big plans for growth. The brand already employs over 200 staff and is keen to expand in 2014/2015. Total turnover is approaching £20million and the company plans to add to its robust portfolio of over 60 retail outlets, opening at least two new stores every year.
Freeport Fleetwood held their first official Best of British Day on 13th September to celebrate all things British and it certainly encouraged shoppers to flock to the centre, which recorded a 40% increase in footfall across all 45 stores on the following day and a 17% increase in sales.
The British-inspired family day saw the crowds flocking to enjoy patriotic entertainment, food and drinks and John Magee, Centre Manager at Freeport Fleetwood, said: “Our first official Best of British Day brought in new shoppers from as far as Glasgow. The success of the day impacted on the following week’s trading and saw footfall and sales steadily increase throughout the week. The event seemed to remind shoppers of the fabulous range of stores we have here at the centre, especially with all our wonderful autumnal offers, with as much as 60 percent off last the latest looks.”
Lancashire-based X-Factor 2011 finalist Jonjo Kerr, kicked off Best of British celebrations and the crowds enjoyed Made in Liverpool, the official Cavern Club band plus performances by the Scream Theatre School. Hosted by Jordan North and ex Big Brother 9 contestant Luke Marsden, from 97.4 Rock FM, who presented live from the Centre throughout the day.
The Centre was decorated with Union Jack ribbons, bunting, balloons, the iconic BBC test card and giant Fleetwood seagulls and store windows were dressed following the Britannia-theme. Plus celebrations came alive with a host of British icons including a Prince Harry look-a-like, a London Hackney Carriage photo booth, beefeaters guarding the entrance, a Pimm’s cart and of course strawberries and cream.
Watch out for other events at the shopping outlet - Freeport Fleetwood offers a wide choice of fashion, homewares, fragrances, accessories and gift ideas from designer and high street stores including Moss, M&S Outlet, Jeff Banks and GAP Outlet. There are plenty of places to refuel too – whether it’s a light bite at Costa Coffee or a laid-back lunch in the Bay Tea Rooms. Late night shopping is also available every Thursday until 8pm.
It's been a pleasure to enjoy this recent Indian Summer as September has so far been a lovely month, but everyone who spends time at the coast knows that the blustery and rainy weather of autumn and winter will be lurking just around the corner - and it's all made that mush easier to cope with if you've got a good selection of suitable clothing to keep you warm and dry!
So you can understand why outdoorsy shoppers in Lancashire flocked to the newly revamped Regatta store at Freeport Fleetwood to stock up in the refreshed store which has new shopping areas, a new footwear wall, and a wider selection of Regatta lines when it opened its doors on 31 August.
The leisure wear giant has been part of the popular Freeport Fleetwood complex since it opened in 1995 and to celebrate continuing success, they completely refurbished the store.
There's a range of amazing deals and discounts to celebrate the relaunch. You can choose from heavily reduced items such as Deakin (RRP £25), Jenna (RRP £20) and Brennen shirts (RRP £20) at £15 for two. Or buy Thompson and Sweethart zip neck fleeces at £10 for two (RRP £20 each) or the Cathie and Hedman full zip fleeces £15 for two (RRP £28 each). Matthews and Midsummer water proof jackets (RRP £50) are now available at £14.99.
Regatta’s Head of Retail Stores, Chris Dransfield, said he hoped customers would continue to enjoy visiting the new store.
As he explained: “In line with the Regatta rebrand for autumn/winter we felt this was the perfect time to refresh our Fleetwood store and create some real shopping interest for our customers. We are delighted with how the new store looks, it shows the breadth of our ranges and we can continue to offer our customers some really great deals on Regatta products in a fantastic new shopping environment."
Speaking about the launch, John Magee, Centre Manager at Freeport Fleetwood, added: “Our customers at Freeport Fleetwood are an active bunch and our updated Regatta store has clearly helped to drive sales. Not only do we have a Regatta store but also a Mountain Warehouse and Trespass. If you’re into canoeing, climbing or skiing, we’ve got the specialist outfit for you, and of course plenty for the seaside weather.”
There are 700 free car parking spaces and more than 45 stores at Freeport Fleetwood and it's a popular spot where you can find your favourite brands with up to 60% off RRP. Make a day of it and have a drink or bite to eat with plenty of cafes including the friendly Costa Coffee, with a range of hot and cold drinks on offer.
The outlet centre offers a wide choice of fashion, homewares, fragrances, accessories and gift ideas from designer and high street stores including Moss, M&S Outlet, Jeff Banks and GAP Outlet. Late night shopping is also available every Thursday until 8pm.
Retailers at Freeport Fleetwood shopping centre have rallied around to donate a range of homewares to equip a temporary home for the injured charity champion, Sue Hayward.
Freeport Fleetwood stores have donated gifts for former Blackpool hotelier, Sue, founder of Children of Watamu, who is now ‘Mama Sue’ to 85 orphaned, abandoned, or neglected kids at her Happy House children’s home on the Indian ocean coast of Kenya.
Sue and her husband, Dave, have been forced to return to the UK for urgent medical treatment after fracturing her leg in five places. The charity’s UK voluntary organiser, Elizabeth Gomm, contacted the shopping centre for help whilst trying to find, furnish and equip a ground floor flat within a week.
Freeport Fleetwood has close connections with the Children of Watamu charity and Centre Manager, John Magee, sponsors Kennedy, a Danwata scholarship student aged 14 years old.
Stores at Freeport Fleetwood donated many items including furniture, electricals and cleaning products from Care Facilities Management, the centre’s cleaning contractor, candles from Hallmark, bedding and curtains from Rectella, cushions from Room, kitchen utensils from Pro Cook and home wares from Home Bargains. The centre also donated a £100 gift card.
John Magee, Centre Manager at Freeport Fleetwood, said: “As a centre we are committed to helping the Kenyan charity, the Children of Watamu. When Elizabeth got in touch and asked if we could help Sue settle into the UK whilst having treatment, I knew all our generous retailers would help.
“The charity is responsible for so much meaningful work in Kenya. They opened the Happy House giving a home and family to a growing number of children who have suffered from dire poverty, neglect, loss or abuse.”
Elizabeth Gomm, Happy House UK organiser , said: “Freeport Fleetwood has been incredibly generous and fully kitted out Sue’s flat in the space of a week. We’re very grateful for their support and hope Sue’s treatment is speedy and she gets back to our Happy House family and continues her inspirational work.”
The outlet centre offers a wide choice of fashion, homewares, fragrances, accessories and gift ideas from designer and high street stores including Moss, M&S Outlet, Jeff Banks and GAP Outlet. There is a wealth of locations in which to refuel too – whether it’s a light bite at Costa Coffee or a laid-back lunch in the Bay Tea Rooms. Late night shopping is also available every Thursday until 8pm.
On the last Bank Holiday Monday at the beginning of May, McDonald's at Freeport Fleetwood set a new northern region drive-thru record - with your help!
The Harbour Village eatery went to head-to-head with McDonald’s branches across the country in an attempt to set a new National Drive Thru Record. The restaurant was aiming to serve more vehicles in one hour than any other in the country, during a double record attempt from 12pm on Monday 5 May, and to help their cause they were giving away free McChicken sandwiches to people who took part.
Adam Curnow, Business Manager at McDonald’s, said: “The restaurant normally serves 130 cars per hour at weekends so we’re going to have our work cut out during the record challenge.
"The team didn't manage to break the existing national record of 232, but they set a new record for the Northern region of 206 served in an hour. They served 183 in their second hour/attempt. The previous record stood at 148 so we're really pleased with our success!"
The outlet centre offers a wide choice of fashion, homewares, fragrances, accessories and gift ideas from designer and high street stores including Moss, M&S Outlet, Jeff Banks and GAP Outlet. There is a wealth of locations in which to refuel too – whether it’s a light bite at Costa Coffee or a laid-back lunch in the Bay Tea Rooms.
A new store opened on Saturday 26 April at Freeport Fleetwood, as “feel good food” specialist, Grape Tree joined the wide range of brands at the outlet centre on Anchorage Road, Fleetwood.
In addition to the generous discounts of up to 60% off, available on the wide selection of quality dried fruits, seeds and home baking products in the new store, there is also a range of old-fashioned sweets and confectionary.
Grape Tree has been launched by the team that created the hugely successful brand Julian Graves. The new national chain was founded just 18 months ago and the company is on course to open its fiftieth outlet by the end of 2014.
The latest Fleetwood store has created four new jobs for the area.
The man behind the project, entrepreneur Nick Shutts, launched the Julian Graves chain and built it into a brand with 350 shops across the UK.
Nick said: “It’s great to be back. Many of our old team have come together again and it is exhilarating to be back in business.
“Given our experience in the past and the reaction we are getting to the new stores we are convinced that we are meeting a real gap in the market.”
Grape Tree’s range includes 79 different dried fruit products, 84 different way of buying nuts, 40 different mixes and 17 seed products. It also sells a wide selection of home baking products including saffron, vanilla pods, herbs and spices.
Centre manager, John Magee, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the Grape Tree brand and team to Freeport Fleetwood. The distinctive brand and Grape Tree products will further strengthen our brand offering in the centre. With 700 free car parking spaces and more than 50 stores, Freeport Fleetwood is already popular with families looking to enjoy leisure activities or find their favourite brands at up to 60 per cent less than the usual RRP.”
With over 45 famous named stores on site, keep an eye out for retail vacancies at Freeport Fleetwood. Check out the Careers Section on their own website for current details.
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