Superdry, Footasylum, Tessuti, JD Sports and Mamas & Papas have signed deals to open or upsize stores at the out-of-town shopping and leisure park following the completion of the new £12 million Leisure Quarter.
Fat Face has renegotiated debt terms to get greater headroom after a profits slump. It has completed a "covenant reset" to an external financing agreement as the pound's falling value hit profits after the Brexit vote.
Fat Face said its pre-Christmas pricing strategy paid off, with full price sales growing 7.9% over the festive period. The week to 24 December recorded the company's best week of non-discount sales ever.
UK retail giant Marks & Spencer has appointed a headhunting firm to find a new head of its clothing operations, according to reports. Analysts said the role would go to someone already at a very senior level.