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. ...
An interview with Jamie Robertson, UK CEO of new coffee concept, Roasting Plant
I recently attended the launch of the Roasting Plant’s UK store, which to put simply was rather impressive. The main attraction of the launch was the Javabot, which was cleverly designed by the Founder and CEO, Mike Caswell. It is clear that Mike ...
3 min Read January 23, 2019
It’s a plant-based life, for us – a review of the vegan food market in the UK
After a month of indulgence, the beginning of a new year gives us a chance to start a fresh. January is the month where we all look to make (and break within a couple of weeks) new year resolutions. Dry January is a challenge that is widely accepted ...
12 min Read January 16, 2019
Technology in the leisure sector - is it too little too late?
Wherever you look, whether it is your weekly online shop, your digital wallet on your phone or your Smart TV, it is clear to see that technology is making its way into every aspect of modern life.
15 min Read January 9, 2019
An exciting announcement from LDC
2018 has been a transformational year for the Local Data Company. As the retail and leisure market continues to evolve at an unprecedented rate, the relevance and strategic importance of our real-time data and insight has been more evident than ever.
1 min Read December 17, 2018
[Infographic] Retail and Leisure Market Update H1 2018
Last month, we released a report looking at key trends across the retail and leisure landscape for the first six months of this year. For those that didn't have time to read the full report, we have produced an infographic of the key details you ...
0 min Read December 12, 2018
No frills fitness - a strong and healthy market
Just one of the trends we have been tracking over this year at LDC is the increasing focus on all things health and wellbeing, which continues to have a profound impact on the market. For example, in May this year, the ONS released 2017 data on ...
5 min Read November 28, 2018
AI in retail, flexitarianism and simplicity driving efficiencies – a roundup of LDC’s 18th Retail and Leisure Trends Summit
Last week saw our 18th Retail and Leisure Trends Summit, held at the beautiful BCLP LLP offices at London Bridge. We had some fantastic speakers who joined us to discuss the theme of ‘Driving Retail Intelligence with Big Data’. For those that missed ...
5 min Read November 14, 2018
Recycling in style: A look at the charity shop market in the UK
Over the past few years, the growing number of charity shops has been one of the many topics of debate across the country. The social benefits of these stores can’t be denied, offering those in need a source of low-cost clothing, homewares and ...
5 min Read October 31, 2018