Covid 19


April 12, 2021

Retail's grand re-opening 2.0

Today the non-essential retail market reopens in England after about 100 days of enforced closure following weeks of falling COVID-19 infections and ...

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March 24, 2021

Independent retail market remains resilient in 2020 due to government support schemes

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing mass closures across the GB retail and leisure landscape, there were still 31,405 openings of independent units ...

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March 9, 2021

Under the iceberg – revealing the retail market frozen by COVID-19

As the clock ticks towards the end of government support schemes such as the deadline for the tenant eviction moratorium and the business rates ...

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February 19, 2021

The impact of the boohoo/ASOS acquisitions on GB retail locations

Recent news of two of the biggest online players in the fashion sector, ASOS and boohoo acquiring the Debenhams and Arcadia brands out of ...

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January 12, 2021

Working with councils to track the impact of COVID-19 on town centres

As we approach a year of living with Coronavirus, Local Data Company research is clear about one thing. The pandemic has had a significant impact on ...

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September 22, 2020

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 ...

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