What we do

LDC’s main objective is to track every high street, shopping centre and retail park across GB to understand the physical retail landscape and gain visibility of any brand, portfolio or location going back to 2010. We are the only business that continually tracks the GB high street through a mix of field and desk research, which means our data is the most accurate and up-to-date available on the market. It is for this reason that the Local Data Company data is now the most respected industry barometer of the evolution of the high street. 

We employ a team of 80+ people including field and desk researchers, data scientists, insight analysts and sector experts who work together to deliver powerful insights to any business that needs to understand the fast-changing face of physical retailing.

We are the only company who go direct to the source


Field Research

Field Research 2

Our field researchers walk the streets across the UK, analysing and photographing over 80,000 retail premises every month. Using our proprietary technology stack which links to our in-house research team, we deliver the most comprehensive and up-to-date data on the retail and leisure market available today.

Desk Research

Office Research

Our office researchers work tirelessly to process the constant flow of data that we receive in the office on a daily basis in order to quality check and verify each record to ensure that it meets our rigorous checks before we pass it onto our customers. We triple check every record to ensure we deliver the most accurate data available.

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