Insight and Opinion


November 13, 2017

Retail chain store closures fall to 14 stores a day- the lowest level since 2010, say PwC and The Local Data Company

Lowest number of store closures since 2010 Tobacconists, beauticians and coffee shops thriving Shoe shops, women’s clothing and charity shops ...

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December 15, 2016

In a year of red hot economic change one statistic has frozen

Britain’s retail vacancy rate remained stuck at 12.3% in November. The number of vacant shops has now varied by no more than one in a thousand, net, ...

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November 18, 2016

[Press Release] Vacancy rates in limbo as fourth quarter begins: Improvement has flattened – stays flat

Britain’s retail vacancy rate has now varied from 12.3% by no more than 0.1% in the past eight months, decreasing just -0.1% in October from 12.4% in ...

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November 1, 2016

Growth in independent High Street stores drives a return to the black for independent retailers across GB

Data released today by LDC and British Independent Retailers Association (bira) shows that traditional independent shops opened slightly more shops ...

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October 27, 2016

PwC/LDC openings and closures in Top 500 towns across GB in H1 2016

Retailers closing 15 stores a day as the high street continues to reshape, says PwC and LDC. • Lowest number of store openings since 2011 • ...

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October 13, 2016

[Press Release] Improvement in vacancy rates on pause in third quarter

The picture across Great Britain – improvement flattens Britain’s shop vacancy marginally increased to 12.4% in September from 12.3% in August. ...

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