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 ...
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 in 2020 according to a new report released today by retail data consultancy, Local Data Company. ...
3 min Read March 24, 2021
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
2018 sees growth in independent stores across shopping centres as landlords look for diversity and unique occupiers to replace closing chains
Data released today by the Local Data Company and the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) shows that 2018 saw growth in the number of independent stores in shopping centres, with 1,951 new openings leading to a net gain of +87 (+1.1%) ...
6 min Read May 28, 2019
[Infographic] Retail and Leisure Market Update H1 2018
Last month, we released a report looking at key trends across the retail and leisure landscape for the first six months of this year. For those that didn't have time to read the full report, we have produced an infographic of the key details you ...
0 min Read December 12, 2018
[Infographic] Retail and Leisure Trends 2017/18 - The evolution of our retail landscape
"It has been widely acknowledged that UK retail is going through a turbulent period, with consumer fundamentals such as consumer confidence decreasing and disposable income stable but slower than inflation in 2017. The labour market remained robust ...
1 min Read June 8, 2018
[Infographic] Supermarkets, Discounters and Convenience Stores (2012-2017)
"Across GB the state of the grocery market is one of a changing landscape, with the previously clear divisions between supermarkets, convenience stores and discounters becoming blurred. Convenience stores are becoming more and more like ...
1 min Read April 24, 2018
[Infographic] Retailing in Scotland's Largest Towns and Cities 2017
The latest report by the Institute for Retail Studies - University of Stirling and LDC looks at the latest retail health and trends across Scotland's towns and cities. The report is presented in three sections focusing in turn on retail premises, ...
1 min Read November 30, 2017
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