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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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February 27, 2019

Mall metamorphosis  – how are shopping centres adapting to changing consumer demands?

As we are in the middle of the reporting season for the major shopping centre owners (REIT’s), I wanted to shine a spotlight on the shopping centre ...

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August 7, 2018

Up for sale - the Hammerson retail park portfolio

In July’s half year results Hammerson announced a change in strategy to shift focus more on their premium outlet and shopping centre schemes. To ...

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