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New stores lure more shoppers to Glasgow Fort

Glasgow Fort last year enjoyed the benefits of new stores, including a branch of Marks & Spencer, which helped provide a 6.5% uplift in shoppers to 14.3 million.

Other top brands located to the shopping and leisure centre off the M8 including Scotland’s only Kiko Milano beauty store, jeweller Pandora, fashion retailer FatFace and restaurants Wagamama and Tony Macaroni.

December was the strongest month with the number visitors up 14% on the previous year to more than 1.9m.

The busiest days of the year were Black Friday with about 75,000 bargain hunters and 23 December, the peak Christmas shopping day, with 100,000 searching for last minute presents.

Phil Goodman, Centre Manager, said: “2015 was a fantastic year for us. We welcomed some fantastic new brands and our established stores and restaurants performed excellently. Consumer confidence in Glasgow is increasing.”

The centre is constructing a multi-storey car park with 600 free spaces and welcoming four new restaurants.

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