Jobs created as shoe retailer walks into shopping and leisure destination

The White Rose Shopping Centre, in Leeds, has welcomed two more brands to its mix, CUPP and Deichmann, with a major expansion also now underway for existing retailer JD Sports.

Europe’s largest shoe retailer, Deichmann, has invested £688,000 in a new store, creating 15 jobs.

Joining it is CUPP, one of the UK’s fastest-growing boba tea brands, which has chosen White Rose for its second Leeds store since launching in 2012.

Meanwhile JD Sports, which is based at the White Rose’s Central Atrium, is enlarging its current unit, in order to offer even more choice to shoppers later this year.

Steven Foster, centre director, said: “It’s great to have such a variety of renowned brands joining us and investing in their presence here at White Rose, and we’re excited to offer even more choice to our visitors.

“From the UK’s biggest fashion brands to those famous viral foodie treats, there’s something for everyone.”