Insight and Opinion


September 28, 2017

[LDC Press Release] Growth in Britain’s eating out establishments reaches 5 year peak

A new report by The Local Data Company (LDC) reveals that the number of new food and beverage (F&B) outlets opening across Great Britain has reached ...

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September 14, 2017

Sharp slowdown in shop openings in second quarter of 2017

LDC’s latest bi-annual Retail and Leisure Trends Report (titled ‘Turning Point’) published today shows that the second quarter of 2017 saw the number ...

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August 28, 2017

One year on 82% of BHS stores lie empty

LDC's latest research on the 160 stores across Great Britain that once homed BHS, shows that one year on 82% lie empty. Thirty-five stores (22%) have ...

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June 22, 2017

In a world of consumer wants rather than needs – will experience be the key driver and sales merely an outcome?

Last week Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) ran their annual retail debate in Leeds. The morning’s discussion was based around a report that Richard Lim from ...

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June 16, 2017

Can the growth of coffee shops continue?

Last month I was asked to contribute to a panel event at the Caffe Culture Show in London and had the pleasure of discussing the market with Darren ...

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March 30, 2017

What did a panel of experts at LDC’s 15th Retail & Leisure Summit say about the trends for 2016? (Part 2)

As always at an LDC Summit there was a panel of experts to discuss what the data means in real terms for people running, owning or advising ...

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