Using data-driven insights to monitor the impact of Welcome Back Fund activity
Following unprecedented changes brought about by the pandemic, councils and BIDs are now opting for a data- and intelligence-driven approach to power ...
The changing face of physical retail, part 1: changing places
Declining in-store sales, competition from online retailers and the effects of transitional relief on business rates payments posed a threat to ...
2021 on the high street
Just before we settle down for some well-deserved relaxation over Christmas and New Year, we thought we'd wrap up the year with a recap of some of ...
Press release: decline in stores slows as government measures and pent-up post-lockdown demand provides some protection
Decline in stores slows as government measures and pent-up post-lockdown demand provides some protection
Infographic - Retailing in Wales' Towns and Cities in 2017
The latest report by the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) and LDC looks at the general health and emerging trends in retail across Welsh towns and cities in 2017. The report is presented in four sections ...
1 min Read January 23, 2018
LDC’s Top Five Fast Food Brands of 2017 - #5 Tortilla
Over the past few years, fast food has had a make-over. No longer do fast food meals comprise of a greasy burger made out of the cuts of meat normally reserved for I’m a celebrity and some pallid and sad-looking french fries. Now, you can choose ...
5 min Read January 17, 2018
[Infographic] Retailing in Scotland's Largest Towns and Cities 2017
The latest report by the Institute for Retail Studies - University of Stirling and LDC looks at the latest retail health and trends across Scotland's towns and cities. The report is presented in three sections focusing in turn on retail premises, ...
1 min Read November 30, 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 a new peak in the last 12 months.
2 min Read September 28, 2017
[Infographic] - Retail & Leisure Trends in H1 2017 "Turning Point"
On September 14th 2017, we held our 16th Retail & Leisure Summit where we launched our NEW Footfall Heatmap and released data on the latest trends of 2017. The first six months of 2017 produced a remarkable turnaround in some of the key ...
1 min Read September 14, 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 deals or planning permission pending which brings down the figure of those lying empty and with no ...
3 min Read August 28, 2017
Infographic - Retailing in Scotland's Towns & Cities 2016
The latest report by the Institute for Retail Studies - University of Stirling and LDC looks at the latest retail health and trends across Scotland's towns and cities. The report is presented in three sections focusing in turn on retail premises ...
1 min Read December 13, 2016
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