The LDC Health Index: unmatched accuracy for retail location benchmarking
Comparing and benchmarking retail locations can be a complex task, given the diversity and variance of retail locations across Great Britain. With ...
Integrating housing development data with retail market intelligence to identify underserved grocery catchments
Edge Analytics’ housing development dataset integrates seamlessly with LDC’s up-to-date intelligence on the retail and leisure sector, offering a ...
Identifying future opportunities in amenities and services for planned developments
Across most UK villages, towns and cities, new housing developments are being built as the Government looks to address the nationwide housing ...
The impact of business rates changes on occupiers
The 1st of April this year saw new business rates revaluations come into effect, with the transitional relief scheme offering a cap on increases. ...
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 asset class has seen lower vacancy rates than the GB average, even following the onset of the COVID-19 ...
5 min Read November 16, 2021
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% decrease in the growth of barbers, beauty salons and nail salons compared with the same period in 2020. ...
6 min Read November 10, 2021
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, leading to the announcement of a pre-pack administration in 2019 and administration a year later, ...
3 min Read November 2, 2021
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 leisure, shopping centres have had a lot to contend with in recent years. Not all shopping centres are ...
6 min Read October 19, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: Independent sector returns to growth in H1 2021 as entrepreneurs take advantage of the availability of retail units and increased consumer support for local businesses
The first six months of 2021 saw the independent store market return to growth (a net change of +804) for the first time since H1 2017. There were more openings of independent stores than closures, as the sector was boosted by consumers opting to ...
2 min Read September 16, 2021
Bouncing back: how can shopping centres recover from the impact of COVID-19?
The continued easing of lockdown raises questions around retail recovery, mainly ‘how’: how has the pandemic affected retail, and how can it recover? In LDC’s new ‘bouncing back’ series, we assess the impact of Covid on different retail sectors and ...
7 min Read September 7, 2021
Demand and supply of property during COVID: an interview with James Raven, co-founder of Raven Rose
James Raven is co-founder of commercial property agency Raven Rose, and has been specialising in the retail and leisure market for about 10 years. James has experience working with a vast range of operators, including his involvement in the roll-out ...
6 min Read August 17, 2021
One in seven shops remain shuttered: The BRC- Local Data Company Vacancy Monitor
This blog reports on Q2 2021. If you would like to see the most recent results for Q2 2022, download your copy here. In the second quarter of 2021, the overall GB vacancy rate increased to 14.5%, from 14.1% in Q1. It was 2.1 percentage points ...
2 min Read August 4, 2021
Bouncing back: how can seaside towns recover from the impact of COVID-19?
The continued easing of lockdown raises questions around retail recovery, mainly 'how': how has the pandemic affected retail, and how can it recover? In LDC’s new 'bouncing back' series, we assess the impact of Covid on different retail sectors and ...
4 min Read August 4, 2021
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