Commercial property trends in review: H1 2022
Although the retail sector began to see signs of post-COVID recovery by the end of 2021, we remained cautious of further uncertainty. As we reach the ...
Landsec and Completely Retail Marketplaces' Soapbox X Landsec competition winner announced
LANDSEC AND COMPLETELY RETAIL MARKETPLACE JOINED FORCES TO LAUNCH A COMPETITION FOR DISRUPTIVE BRANDS AND START-UPS AT COMPLETELY RETAIL MARKETPLACE ...
Fewer empty shops but uncertainty ahead: BRC - Local Data Company Vacancy Monitor, Q1 2022
In the first quarter of 2022, the overall GB vacancy rate decreased to 14.1%, which was a 0.3 percentage point down from Q4 2021. This was only the ...
FY 2021 GB Retail and Leisure Report: An interview with Sook
Sook reactivates empty spaces with a modular digital fit-out that any occupier can quickly and easily tailor to their requirements. Renting by the ...
PRESS RELEASE: The British retail and leisure sector finally shows signs of stabilisation following the COVID-19 pandemic with a first decline in vacancy rates
LDC PRESS RELEASE EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01 THURSDAY 17th MARCH 2022 Analysis released today by the Local Data Company indicates that Britain’s retail and leisure sector is stabilising following the COVID-19 pandemic. The research, which covers the full ...
5 min Read March 17, 2022
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
Unpacking The Arcadia Group Administration
On the 30th November, Arcadia Group fell into administration as another high-profile retail victim whose demise was unfortunately accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Arcadia Group has struggled for a few years as a result of overexposure to bricks ...
4 min Read December 2, 2020
WHERE WILL COVID-19 LEAVE THE RETAIL AND LEISURE MARKET AT THE END OF 2020?
As we move towards the end of the year, the 'golden quarter' hasn't quite felt like the festive frenzy that many occupiers rely on to boost revenue. Rising COVID-19 cases and deaths and a second national lockdown has resulted in a more sombre start ...
4 min Read November 19, 2020
Press Release: Independent retailers more resilient than national chains in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic
Research released today by retail data consultancy the Local Data Company has revealed that the independent retail and leisure market was much more resilient than chains/multiples (brands with five or more stores) in H1 2020. The net change in the ...
3 min Read November 4, 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 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
TROUBLE AHEAD FOR RETAIL VACANCY RATES
The British Retail Consortium is proud to announce its new partnership with the Local Data Company to create the BRC-LDC Vacancy Monitor. The launch coincides with one of the biggest upheavals to the global economy in modern history, this quarterly ...
2 min Read May 11, 2020
The changing face of the health and beauty sector
Health and beauty-focused products and services account for 6,635 retail units across Great Britain, with barber shops and beauty salons growing in number. However, growth in small-scale specialists, the rise of the discounters and difficult trading ...
4 min Read January 29, 2020
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