Insight and Opinion


February 19, 2020

Coal Drops Yard - The Future of Shopping?

On a cold, grey Thursday in January, the Local Data Company ‘Walking Club’ made the trek from our office in Farringdon to Coal Drops Yard (not really ...

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February 14, 2020

Resilience in retail: a marker of the future of commercial property?

There is a lot of negativity when reporting on the retail and leisure market - it’s not uncommon to see phrases like the ‘death of the high street,’ ...

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February 11, 2020

NEW Report - Resilience in the retail and leisure sector

We have released a report today introducing a brand new metric developed to measure resilience across the retail and leisure market. In this latest ...

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February 5, 2020

Flat-Packs Packing Up: Ikea Closing – Why? And what next for stores nearby?

When its doors first opened in 2007, Coventry’s IKEA was one of the first of its kind – the inner-city store. Along with Southampton, it’s remained ...

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January 29, 2020

The changing face of the health and beauty sector

Health and beauty-focused products and services account for 6,635 retail units across Great Britain, with barber shops and beauty salons growing in ...

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January 21, 2020

Aspirations for the Local Data Company in 2020

As the Local Data Company heads into its seventeenth year, I continue to be amazed at the levels of innovation, motivation and commitment shown daily ...

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