The Supermarket Opportunity Index: comparing supermarket supply statistics with population density forecasting
Edge Analytics’ latest population forecasts* have been matched against LDC’s rich POI data on supermarkets across the country to create our own ...
Shopping centres, then and now: 2013-2023
With a decade of proprietary data on the entire GB retail market, we have been able to analyse the changing performance of the country’s shopping ...
Going digital: the move to online-only retail
As online retail remains a dominant force in many categories, most of the occupiers who have retained their physical estate have trimmed it down ...
Key trends in FMCG and convenience: a Local Data Company review
In recent years, the FMCG and convenience industries have weathered the pandemic-driven upheaval— and even seized on the opportunities it presented. ...
It’s a small world after all – the increasing demand for world cuisines in the UK
The palettes of restaurant-goers appear to have changed dramatically over the last three years. Back in 2016, Local Data Company data showed that the fastest growing cuisine at that point was American/Burger restaurants (chains like TGI Fridays, ...
5 min Read May 20, 2019
Rethinking the rental model, really knowing your customer and converting space for community services, a round-up of the 19th Retail and Leisure Trends Summit
Last week we held our 19th Retail and Leisure Trends Summit at the BDO offices at Baker Street. The theme for this event was ‘Retail Done Differently’ and we were lucky to be joined by some fantastic guest speakers including Sophie Michael from BDO ...
4 min Read May 9, 2019
Press Release: The evolution of bricks and mortar retailing gathers pace as redevelopment of units increases by 32%
The number of units that were structurally changed or redeveloped (demolished, merged, split or converted for another use such as residential or logistics) increased by 32% in 2018 as landlords and place managers work to re-imagine requirements for ...
4 min Read May 2, 2019
[PRESS RELEASE] High Street exits remain at historic high as openings slump to lowest levels on record - What now for retailers?
A record net 2,481 stores disappeared from Great Britain’s top 500 high streets in 2018. In total, 3,372 shops opened, compared to 5,833 closures. (2017 net loss: -1,772 stores), according to PwC research compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC).
6 min Read April 10, 2019
Moving in: the trend for retailers sharing space continues
Retailers sharing space (concessions or store-within-a-store) is not necessarily a new concept. Historically we have seen a plethora of brands operating under one roof in department stores, which until more recent times has been a successful channel ...
6 min Read March 20, 2019
An interview with Ryan De Oliveira, Co-Founder of speciality coffee shop, the Attendant
I have to declare an interest here, I’m a total coffee addict and the move to bigger offices in Clerkenwell last year has only served to fuel my vice with a plethora of amazing independent concepts within a short walk of our HQ. However, despite the ...
9 min Read March 13, 2019
Celebrating the LDC team on International Women’s Day
Friday 8th March is International Women’s Day and how better to acknowledge it than celebrating all the amazing women (and men) that we are lucky to have working at The Local Data Company. As of today, 56% of LDC staff are female and are working in ...
5 min Read March 6, 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 market to understand the changes across the top 100 shopping centres by size over the past few years. ...
5 min Read February 27, 2019
How has the British high street changed since 2012?
2012 was a year of challenges for the retail sector. With the country back in a recession, things were not easy for retailers. Spending was reducing and consumers were extremely cautious as they struggled to pay their bills. The move to online ...
5 min Read February 13, 2019