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. ...
Perfecting the fashion pop-up means embracing big ideas: How a playful approach to temporary spaces can drive business growth
In a world where more and more people are looking to spend their money on experiences over products, physical retail has become an important way for brands to build emotional connections with their fans. Particularly through pop-ups, which give ...
4 min Read October 24, 2018
Sitting pretty – the rise of beauty retailing in the UK
With the rise of social media and an increasing focus on one’s health and wellbeing, the beauty industry in the UK has recently taken centre stage in consumers’ minds. The beauty industry in the UK is currently worth £2.8 billion (Source: The ...
5 min Read October 17, 2018
The Posh Nosh Review – where are the best places to eat out?
At LDC, we track occupancy trends of over 27,000 restaurants across GB, so it is fair to say the Great British people love a meal out. We classify around 70 different categories of restaurant, including 237 African restaurants, 6 German and 603 ...
5 min Read October 3, 2018
Is ‘the death of the high street’ a myth?
Now that I found myself almost five months into my new role at LDC, it feels like a good time to write my first blog. And it seems that most appropriate topic to discuss would be the state of Great Britain’s high streets. As I am relatively new to ...
5 min Read September 26, 2018
United Plates of America: A review of the Tex-Mex market in the UK
This week, we continue our American food series with the Tex-Mex genre. Tex-Mex is a relatively new cuisine for the UK, so using LDC data, I'm going to look at how this market has evolved and the brands that are leading the pack.
6 min Read September 19, 2018
Latest LDC research on the status of the BHS estate reveals over half still lie empty two years after the final closure
The 28th August marked the two year anniversary of the final closure of high street stalwart BHS after 88 years of trading. Even though two years has passed, BHS is still a relevant topic for many, as the stores often occupied sizable units in ...
4 min Read August 29, 2018
What impact has the demise of Toys R Us had on the toy shop market?
The UK toy industry generates approximately £2 billion in revenue annually (Source: IBIS World). There are currently 1,079 toy stores in operation across the country, many of which I’m sure have seen a recent surge in sales as parents look to buy ...
7 min Read August 15, 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 allow for this focus, they are expected to dispose of their retail park portfolio, selling off their 14 ...
7 min Read August 7, 2018
Primark – what’s the secret to its success?
Whether you pronounce it Preemark, Primark or Primarni, there is no doubt that you’ll have come across Primark – the value fashion and homewares retailer that has become a staple of British high streets and shopping centres. Known for its quick ...
7 min Read July 11, 2018