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 ...
LDC's Top Five Fast Food Brands of 2017 - #1 Five Guys
Five Guys is an American burger joint which originated in Virginia DC in 1986, when the Murrell brothers were encouraged by their parents to start a business. As the family grew, so did the business, which resulted in them naming the brand that is ...
5 min Read May 23, 2018
Having a field day: My time with an LDC field researcher
For the past five weeks working at the Local Data Company I’ve had the opportunity to examine the comprehensive data that we have on the retail and leisure market across GB. Using LDO (LDC’s location insight platform) I can see extensive information ...
4 min Read February 19, 2018
Data: What’s next on the menu? - How to use footfall to identify and leverage new opportunities
The increasing cost base that the F&B sector has faced is well documented but it’s the top line threat that has become all the more apparent over the last 6 months. Is this a short term consumer spending squeeze or a more fundamental shift in ...
8 min Read February 14, 2018
LDC’s Top Five Fast Food Brands of 2017 - #5 Tortilla
Over the past few years, fast food has had a make-over. No longer do fast food meals comprise of a greasy burger made out of the cuts of meat normally reserved for I’m a celebrity and some pallid and sad-looking french fries. Now, you can choose ...
5 min Read January 17, 2018
[LDC Press Release] Growth in Britain’s eating out establishments reaches 5 year peak
A new report by The Local Data Company (LDC) reveals that the number of new food and beverage (F&B) outlets opening across Great Britain has reached a new peak in the last 12 months.
2 min Read September 28, 2017
[Infographic] - Retail & Leisure Trends in H1 2017 "Turning Point"
On September 14th 2017, we held our 16th Retail & Leisure Summit where we launched our NEW Footfall Heatmap and released data on the latest trends of 2017. The first six months of 2017 produced a remarkable turnaround in some of the key ...
1 min Read September 14, 2017
Infographic - Retailing in Scotland's Towns & Cities 2016
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 December 13, 2016
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