A Week on the High Street - 8th May

08 May 2019 by Local Data Company


Co-founder of Junkyard Golf, Matthew Lake, has confirmed expansion plans with their sights set on two further venues in London as well as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham, Sheffield and Bristol. The leisure operator, that currently has sites in Leeds, London, Manchester and Oxford has seen over 2.5 million visitors since they opened their first site in 2016. 

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Meet the speakers joining us at our 19th Retail and Leisure Trends Summit

24 April 2019 by Sarah Phillips
Next Wednesday we'll be hosting our 19th Retail and Leisure Trends Summit at BDOs' Baker Street office in central London. The theme for this event is 'Retail Done Differently' and as usual, we have invited some fantastic speakers to join us who will provide an insight into how their businesses are challenging the status quo and are delivering excellent results. We are thrilled with the caliber of speakers who will be joining us, and we would like to take the opportunity to introduce a bit about them below:
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A Week on the High Street - 24th April

24 April 2019 by Local Data Company


VNK and Italian brewery, Baladin have come together to open a new dining concept in the recently revitalised Triangle district in Camden Lock Market. Italian Alley has opened in five restored railway arches and offers five different Italian eateries each one representing a different region or hero ingredient of Italy. 

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A Week on the High Street - 17th April

17 April 2019 by Local Data Company


Market Halls is to open a new flagship venue in London’s Oxford Street on the site previously occupied by BHS.  The third site for the group will have space for 800 covers over three floors with twelve kitchens, four bars, a children’s play area, events spaces and a demo kitchen. It is understood that the group will also open in Intu Lakeside later in the year and have their sights on a few more London locations before expanding further afield.

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A Week on the High Street - 10th April

10 April 2019 by Local Data Company


Following the opening of Gloria's first UK based site, founders of French restaurant group Big Mamma have announced ‘big plans’ for London with a second restaurant on the cards. The hope is that the ‘tongue-in-cheek’ approach will be the difference between them and their mid-market Italian competitors. Opening from breakfast until midnight, the restaurant aims to transport diners to Italy with a ‘capri in the seventies look’.

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[PRESS RELEASE] High Street exits remain at historic high as openings slump to lowest levels on record - What now for retailers?

A record net 2,481 stores disappeared from Great Britain’s top 500 high s treets in 2018. In total, 3,372 shops opened, compared to 5,833 closures. (2017 net loss: -1,772 stores), according to PwC research compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC).
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A Week on the High Street - 3rd April

03 April 2019 by Local Data Company


Taster, a delivery-only kitchen concept that launched in Paris in June 2017 is to open in London following a trial in Hackney. Having worked with a number of consultants, Taster has developed three pan-Asian brands:  Vietnamese Mission Saigon; Hawaiian poke bowl kitchen O Ke Kai and Korean fried chicken brand Out-Fry. Working with Deliveroo amongst others they promote themselves as offering ‘restaurant-quality meals’ delivered direct to the consumer.

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Moving in: the trend for retailers sharing space continues

20 March 2019 by James Anderson

Retailers sharing space (concessions or store-within-a-store) is not necessarily a new concept. Historically we have seen a plethora of brands operating under one roof in department stores, which until more recent times has been a successful channel for many retailers. However, with recent market changes, the need for retailers to think outside the box for new ways to share space has given rise to a whole range of possibilities

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AI in retail, flexitarianism and simplicity driving efficiencies – a roundup of LDC’s 18th Retail and Leisure Trends Summit

14 November 2018 by Sarah Phillips

Last week saw our 18th Retail and Leisure Trends Summit, held at the beautiful BCLP LLP offices at London Bridge. We had some fantastic speakers who joined us to discuss the theme of ‘Driving Retail Intelligence with Big Data’. For those that missed the event, here is a short round-up of the day:

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LDC's latest report on retail and leisure activity over H1 2018 is out now!

09 November 2018 by Sarah Phillips

LDC's latest bi-annual report is out today and provides an update on the impact of market activity across the first six months of this year.

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