Retail space in demand as fright night looms for Halloween UK
Specialist retailer Calendar Club is currently scouring retail centres throughout the UK to complete their target roster of 40 temporary units to sell their Halloween-related products under their seasonal brand “Halloween HQ”.
With some 35 units already taken, a total of five are still required – with any units being considered between 1,000 and 2,000 sq ft.
Most will then be converted for use as a conventional Calendar Club outlet in the run up to New Year.
The search is also on for an additional 40 units on behalf of Calendar Club – again, right across the UK.
Williams Gunter Hardwick is leading the search in the southern half of the UK from their Bristol office, with Barker Proudlove of Leeds responsible for acquiring units in the northern half.
“The number of outlets required by Halloween HQ has been growing rapidly for the last few years as the celebrations have grown to become one of the main festivals of the year,” says Stuart Williams of Williams Gunter Hardwick. “And from a retail centre’s perspective we’re occupying what would otherwise be empty units and adding footfall with a popular range of products that doesn’t compete with other retailers.
“The fact that we can then ‘flip’ the units into conventional Calendar Club outlets means we can also now offer landlords a longer let.”
Devon-based Calendar Club sells over four million calendars a year, along with a range of diaries, family planners and other gifts. As well running as a highly successful online business, they sell many of their products in the run up to New Year through temporary space in shopping centres and High Streets all over the country.
The seasonal retailer opened its first 12 stores in 1998, while CalendarClub.co.uk was launched in 2003.