[Video] Expert opinion from the 5th Retail Market Trends Summit

01 April 2016 by Mark Colgan

During our 5th Retail Market Trends Summit we asked the expert members of our panel about the current state of retail, how some of the issues raised in the H2 2015 Retail Market Trends Report can be addressed and what changes they can foresee in 2016.

Below, you will find three videos where Michael Weedon - Deputy CEO of bira, Eva Pascoe - E-commerce Director at TheRetailPractice and Andrew Angeli - Head of UK Research at CBRE Global Investors give their answers.

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Retail Market Trends Report Summary (2015)

31 March 2016 by Mark Colgan

Yesterday we hosted our 5th Retail Market Trends Summit at Hogan Lovells' offices in London.

The event was a great success with around 100 professionals from the retail industry joining us to hear the latest analysis and to network over breakfast, whilst taking in the views of London from the 12th floor at Hogan Lovells. 

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[Press Release] The number of Independent shops opening reduces from 11 a day in 2010 to just two a week in 2015

30 March 2016 by Mark Colgan

Data released today by The Local Data Company (LDC) and British Independent Retailers Association (bira) shows that independents opened the fewest number of shops in Britain’s top 500 town centres since LDC records began in 2009. Independent shops saw an increase of just +117 shops (+0.11%) in 2015 versus a peak of growth of 4.01% (+3,949 shops) in 2010.

Analysis of town centres, shopping centres and retail parks shows that chain retailers have continued to decline with a net loss of -1,147 shops (-0.59%) in 2015 across GB, which compares to -1,436 shops (-0.76%) in 2014.

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The panel members for our H2 2015 Retail Market Trends Summit

21 March 2016 by Mark Colgan

We will be hosting our 5th Retail Market Trends Summit at Hogan Lovells' offices in London on Wednesday 30th March. With over 100 people signed up already, spaces will soon be limited. Please click here to find out more about the event and to register your place.

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Can you help a Cambridge student by taking part in the 'High Street Decline' survey?

18 March 2016 by Mark Colgan

As part of our ongoing relationship with leading academic institutions across Great Britain, we would like to share a survey from Charlie Stoneham, who is studying Land Economy at St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge.

Charlie's dissertation is concerned with understanding the factors that are influencing the economic viability of the High Street.

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Retailer net closure rate drops by 50% in 2015, from 987 to 498

14 March 2016 by Mark Colgan

Our latest analysis, in partnership with PWC, looks at the openings and closures of multiple retailers across Great Britain.

Here are the top-level findings:

  • 2015 overall closures at lowest levels since 2010
  • Lowest churn rate of openings and closures since 2010
  • Coffee shops, jewellers and take away food shops thriving
  • Cheque cashing, banks, women’s clothing feeling the pinch
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[Video] Expert opinion from the 13th Retail Health Summit

11 March 2016 by Mark Colgan

During our 13th Retail Health Summit we asked the expert members of our panel about the current state of retail, how some of the issues raised in the H2 2015 Retail Health Report can be addressed and what changes they can foresee in 2016.

Below, you will find three videos where Ashley Blake - CEO, Otium Real Estate, Prof. Paul Longley - Professor of Geographic Information Science, UCL and Vicky Fowler - Partner, Planning & Environment at BLP give their answers.

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The panel members for our 13th Retail Health Summit

25 February 2016 by Mark Colgan

We will be hosting our 13th Retail Health Summit at BLP's offices in London on Friday 4th March 2016. With over 150 people signed up already, spaces will soon be limited. Please click here to find out more about the event and to register your place.

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Britain’s shop vacancy continues to fall to 12.5% in January

11 February 2016 by Mark Colgan

Britain’s shop vacancy decreases to its lowest level in 6 years in January to 12.5% but the number of longer term empty shops increases by 26%.

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Infographic - What Happened To All The Phones 4u Stores?

20 January 2016 by Mark Colgan

It has been over 12 months since Phones 4u went into administration.

Phones 4u was a large mobile phone retailer in the United Kingdom with 554 stores at the time it went into administration on the 15th September 2014.

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