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July 3, 2020

July 4th - Happy ‘Independents’ Day!

This Saturday, as well as being a national holiday across the pond, marks the long-awaited reopening of the hospitality sector across England, as ...

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April 30, 2020

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON UK TOWN AND CITY CENTRES

As lockdown continued for a sixth week the increased pressure on retailers resulted in more store network viability reviews and further temporary ...

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November 11, 2019

The impact of the Mothercare administration on the high street

Mothercare is the latest brand to hit the headlines last week for all the wrong reasons as it announced, after years of turnaround plans, that it had ...

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October 25, 2019

A welcome break or a deal to send packing? A review of the Hays Travel/Thomas Cook takeover

Earlier this month, Thomas Cook staff were given a lifeline with the news that Sunderland-based Hays Travel would acquire all Thomas Cook stores ...

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August 28, 2019

Percentage of vacant BHS stores drops by nearly 20% at 3rd year anniversary as landlords repurpose space

The collapse of BHS three years ago marked the start of a period of turmoil for UK Department stores which is still being felt today and if anything, ...

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July 17, 2019

Six key considerations for location planning in a rapidly changing retail and leisure market

At the Local Data Company, we are always amazed by the rate of change across the UK retail and leisure market which sits at about 20% each year, as ...

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