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A thriving retail sector

The borough of Great Yarmouth has a number of shopping districts, with shops in the town centres of both Great Yarmouth and Gorleston-on-Sea as well as several out of town retail parks located on the western edges of Great Yarmouth.


A particular feature of the area is the high number of independent shops and stores - 68% of all shops in the town centre area are run by independent operators. Popular locations for smaller independent shops include The Rows and the Victoria Arcade.

Great Yarmouth is unique in that it has both a permanent market and a transitional open-air market, operational on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with space and stalls available to buy or rent. Contact the borough council's Market Officer for more details.

Shops in Great Yarmouth town centre are concentrated around the large market place where Market Gates Shopping Mall can also be found, and along the pedestrianised section of Regent Road which leads from the town centre to the seafront. Gorleston-on-Sea has a traditional high street, populated with high-street names and some independent shops.

Out of town retail parks are home to the usual big-name stores and tend to be located near to large industrial estates where retail services for businesses can also be found.

Smaller shopping areas can be found in Caister-on-Sea and the large village of Martham.

Retail units are available to rent in many locations and can be found in the online property search.

Support for retail businesses is available from a number of organisations.

The Gorleston Traders Association supports retail businesses in Gorleston-on-Sea in particular.

Great Yarmouth Town Centre Partnership covers Great Yarmouth town centre and is the organisation that runs the Great Yarmouth retail business improvement district (gyBID). The TCP runs a number of events to animate the town cenetre and encourage more shoppers.

The Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Ltd (GYTABIA) supports retail businesses in all other areas of the borough and runs a number of sector group meetings for retail businesses throughout the year. The majority of retail premises pay a levy to either the gyBID or the GYTABIA as per the business improvement district's business plan.

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Shops in Great Yarmouth

Tesco Extra

0845 677 9757

Tesco Extra, Great Yarmouth, is a huge store selling a vast range of items from groceries to fashions and everything for the home. Tesco Extra has its own cafe, opticians, pharmacy and petrol station. It really is a one stop shop.

Dead Good

01493 859327

Dead Good, Great Yarmouth, specialise in the sale of alternative clothing and official band and other popular themed merchandise. From hoodies and t-shirts to belts and bags for ladies, men and children, Dead Good is the place to go.

The Linen Line

01493 332882

The Linen Line, Great Yarmouth, is the perfect place to find soft furnishing items to add that touch of comfort & style to your home. Whether it's curtains, bedding, cushions or throws, The Linen Line has a great selection.

OTC Medicine

01493

OTC Medicine in Great Yarmouth is a cut price pharmacy outlet.

I Just Wanna...Candy

01493 852734

IJustWanna...Candy, Great Yarmouth specialises in sweets and sodas from America. New shop opening in Market Gates on Friday 27 October.

Sports Direct

0844 332 5298

Sports Direct, Great Yarmouth, is a fantastic sporting retail outlet. At Sports Direct you can find everything from clothing and footwear to the very latest equipment and accessories for a whole range of sports, all at really low prices.

Utopia

Utopia in Great Yarmouth for contemporary fashion. Warehouse clearance items from as little as £5.00!

Ponden Home Interiors

Ponden Home Interiors, new to Great Yarmouth, for all your homeware and soft furnishings including, linens and bedding, curtains, towels and more.

Premier - Crown Stores

01493 843158

Premier, Great Yarmouth, is a convenience store selling essential provisions, tobacco products and news. Open from early morning until late evening, Premier is there when you need it most.

NTC Hardware

01493 858036

NTC Hardware, Great Yarmouth, for all your tools and ironmongery needs, also providing storage facilities and handyman services.

Vapez 'n' Shakez

07415 019043

Vapez 'n' Shakez, Great Yarmouth, sell a range of e-cigarette products and a selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Shoe Supplies

Shoe Supplies, Great Yarmouth has a great range of footwear to choose from including slippers and boots.

Urban Oasis

01493 852384

Urban Oasis, Great Yarmouth, is a one stop shop for all your beauty needs including hairdressing, nails, beauty, sunbeds and unique gifts.

Yarmouth Way Supermarket

01493 844000

Yarmouth Way Supermarket, Great Yarmouth, is a great convenience store in the centre of town. Newspapers & magazines, tobacco products, confectionery and groceries are just a few of the items you'll find here.

Fashion Wheel

01493 850104

Fashion Wheel, Great Yarmouth, is located on Regent Road, the main shopping street leading down to the seafront. Fashion Wheel sells a wide range of ladies fashions to suit a variety of shapes and sizes.

Delilah Minimart

Delilah Minimart, Great Yarmouth, sells a range of items including newspapers and magazines, confectionery, non-alcoholic drinks, top ups, ice-creams, tobacco products and other sundries.

Aldi

01493 745914

Aldi, Great Yarmouth, is an international retailer whose aim is 'to provide our customers with the products they buy regularly and ensure that those products are of the highest possible quality at guaranteed low prices'.

Argos

0845 165 7794

Argos, Great Yarmouth, a fantastic catalogue shop stocking a huge range of products, many with immediate availability.

McColls

01493 843165

McColls, Great Yarmouth, is a great convenience store at the southern end of the town centre. Newspapers & magazines, tobacco products, confectionery and groceries are just a few of the items you'll find here.

Cox & Son Jewellers

01493 844487

Cox & Son Jewellers, Great Yarmouth, are a family owned and managed jewellers who have been trading for over 135 years in the town of Great Yarmouth. Specialising in quality jewellery, watches and clocks, gifts, repairs and valuations.

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