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 ...
Bouncing back: how can hospitality 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 ...
5 min Read July 28, 2021
Running a restaurant business during COVID: an interview with Osama Qashoo of Hiba Express
Osama Qashoo oversees Hiba Express, a London chain of Lebanese and Palestinian restaurants with branches in Holborn, Goodge Street and Walthamstow. Originally a filmmaker, he turned his hand from films to falafels when he arrived in the UK from ...
5 min Read July 21, 2021
Dark kitchens: here to stay or a flash in the pan?
With the introduction of delivery platforms such as Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats, the demand for food delivery across town and city centre locations has sky-rocketed over the past few years. This is a trend that started years before we first ...
4 min Read June 23, 2021
Launching during Covid: an interview with Cengiz Rahmioglu, co-founder of Burning Rose
Cengiz Rahmioglu is one of the names behind a brand-new concept, Burning Rose; a Thai restaurant which aims to bring big flavour and food discovery back into people’s lives. Cengiz has years of experience working in both the food service and ...
9 min Read May 26, 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 hospitalisations. This is the second part in the reopening roadmap, announced by the PM earlier this ...
3 min Read April 12, 2021
Celebrating Veganuary 2021
While this January is very different for many reasons, Veganuary is now a fixture of the New Year. Making up for the overindulgences of Christmas, many turn their backs on meat and animal products, opting to go plant-based for 31 glorious (or very ...
2 min Read January 22, 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
July 4th - Happy ‘Independents’ Day!
This Saturday, as well as being a national holiday across the pond, marks the long-awaited reopening of the hospitality sector across England, as well as a handful of health & beauty categories. These businesses were amongst those which felt the ...
2 min Read July 3, 2020
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