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 ...
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
Mall metamorphosis – how are shopping centres adapting to changing consumer demands?
As we are in the middle of the reporting season for the major shopping centre owners (REIT’s), I wanted to shine a spotlight on the shopping centre market to understand the changes across the top 100 shopping centres by size over the past few years. ...
5 min Read February 27, 2019
How has the British high street changed since 2012?
2012 was a year of challenges for the retail sector. With the country back in a recession, things were not easy for retailers. Spending was reducing and consumers were extremely cautious as they struggled to pay their bills. The move to online ...
5 min Read February 13, 2019
What impact do Christmas markets really have on footfall?
Christmas is once again a distant memory - we’ve taken down our trees, put away the decorations and Britain’s festive market stalls have closed until they are dusted off once again at the end of this year. We’ve seen big changes in the last decade ...
4 min Read February 7, 2019
An interview with Jamie Robertson, UK CEO of new coffee concept, Roasting Plant
I recently attended the launch of the Roasting Plant’s UK store, which to put simply was rather impressive. The main attraction of the launch was the Javabot, which was cleverly designed by the Founder and CEO, Mike Caswell. It is clear that Mike ...
3 min Read January 23, 2019
It’s a plant-based life, for us – a review of the vegan food market in the UK
After a month of indulgence, the beginning of a new year gives us a chance to start a fresh. January is the month where we all look to make (and break within a couple of weeks) new year resolutions. Dry January is a challenge that is ...
12 min Read January 16, 2019
Technology in the leisure sector - is it too little too late?
Wherever you look, whether it is your weekly online shop, your digital wallet on your phone or your Smart TV, it is clear to see that technology is making its way into every aspect of modern life.
15 min Read January 9, 2019
No frills fitness - a strong and healthy market
Just one of the trends we have been tracking over this year at LDC is the increasing focus on all things health and wellbeing, which continues to have a profound impact on the market. For example, in May this year, the ONS released 2017 data on ...
5 min Read November 28, 2018
AI in retail, flexitarianism and simplicity driving efficiencies – a roundup of LDC’s 18th Retail and Leisure Trends Summit
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 ...
5 min Read November 14, 2018
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