Retail parks: present and future
Offering plenty of space for both retail and logistics uses, retail parks are well-placed to offer convenience and experience. Historically, this ...
Running a beauty salon during COVID: an interview with Karis Chetty, owner of Bijou Beauty
Before 2021, the hairdressing, health and beauty category had been growing across GB for several years. The first half of this year saw a 44% ...
The Debenhams reoccupation update: the current status of the 160-store estate
The Debenhams store estate was one of the greatest retail losses of 2020. Founded in 1778, the department store brand saw its heaviest loss in 2018, ...
Painting a picture of polarisation in the GB shopping centre market
From the migration of spend to online channels to high-profile closures to a pandemic driving temporary and permanent closures across retail and ...
The impact of the work from home revolution on retail
Whether you love it or hate it, working from home (or WFH) has become a normal part of our professional lives. While we are starting to see the impact of the WFH revolution play out in our data, it is still very early days in quantifying the ...
5 min Read September 22, 2020
Market update - Post lockdown retail and leisure reopening trends
Post-lockdown reopening update – full market The reopening rate at the end of August across the entire retail and leisure market was 71.3%, with variances across regions. Across hospitality and the beauty sectors, which were given the green light to ...
5 min Read September 9, 2020
The next generation of LDC footfall sensor – product information and features
Installation of our next-generation footfall sensor is starting to gather pace and we are delighted with its performance so far. After a year and a half of research, testing and development by our incredible in-house technology team, we have ...
2 min Read September 9, 2020
Covid-19 leaves coffee chains with a bitter taste
Insight Intern Gemma reviews how the coffee market has been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Alongside most leisure categories, coffee brands have dramatically been impacted as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Plummeting sales have forced ...
4 min Read August 27, 2020
Field research in a post-covid world
Katie Shaw is Senior Manager – Operations at the Local Data Company and has been in the business for 10 years. She oversees both the data quality control team and our team of field researchers who have been working tirelessly to keep data flowing ...
3 min Read August 14, 2020
Pandemic begins to push up vacancy rates
In the second quarter of 2020, the overall GB vacancy rate increased to 12.4%, from 12.2% in Q1. This was the eight consecutive quarter of increasing vacancy rates, from Q2 2018. All locations saw an increase in vacancies in Q2, with Shopping ...
3 min Read July 31, 2020
PRESS RELEASE - Cautious retailers open just 52% of non-essential units eligible to be open as the market starts to recover from lockdown
First-look covid impact analysis completed by retail location data firm Local Data Company reveals that just over half of retail units eligible to be open were trading at the time of survey (May 23rd – 1st July).
2 min Read July 16, 2020
Not so ‘Super Saturday’ for London, lagging 35% behind the rest of England for consumer activity on the weekend of hospitality’s grand reopening
Huq Industries and the Local Data Company have partnered to produce a Consumer Activity Index which uses high frequency mobility data to track activity across a range of bellwether brands. The new Index will provide time series data to track the ...
3 min Read July 9, 2020
Four key footfall trends to measure the performance of your store location
Now more than ever, understanding the impact of location on store performance is vital. Places are dynamic, and as the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, are changing more rapidly than ever. These changes around your store or store network ...
4 min Read July 8, 2020
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