Sainsbury’s is said to be proposing a 72,000 sq ft store within Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium. According to the Evening Standard, Spur’s 56,000 capacity stadium has won the approval of Sainsbury’s, which is also set to include 280 homes and improved transport links.
Ann Summers’ chief executive Jacqueline Gold was this morning forced to apologise after a joke tweet appearing to confirm rumours that the Olympic arena would be re-named the Ann Summers stadium got out of hand.
Rumours were sparked after a story picked up by The Sun and the Daily Mail today asserted West Ham United chairman David Gold, who also owns the lingerie and sex toys retailer, told fans his company is in the running to be a stadium sponsor.
The club is expected to move into the stadium after next year’s Games.
Jacqueline Gold further stoked the gossip flames by tweeting this morning: ‘Good Morning Tweeters :D The Olympic arena may be called Ann Summers stadium - The Sun.’
Gold later added: ‘So rumours are the Olympic Stadium might be called the Ann Summers Stadium. What do the #westham fans think of that or what would u prefer?’
But hours after her first tweet, Gold was forced to correct her gaffe, tweeting an apology: ‘Sorry if I got a few knickers in a twist this morning with rumours of the Olympic Stadium being named Ann Summers.
‘OS naming rights will no doubt go to a world international leading brand... My father never said it. A fan suggested it at a forum, everyone laughed & the papers twisted the story.’
John Lewis has announced details of its London 2012 shop in the Westfield Stratford City store, due to open in two months.
The store will feature a range of 10,000 items across 4,000 square feet. Limited edition collectibles will be available.
Noel Saunders, managing director of John Lewis Stratford, said that he expected the official badges to be the biggest sellers. The 'Pin Wall' will host 365 different designs.
The retailer invested £35 million in its Stratford store, which will have views over the Olympic Stadium itself.
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