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
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
Veganism: not just a diet - a lifestyle
With a 256% rise in vegan restaurants since 2017, it’s clear that vegan diets are becoming the new norm. So how are retailers adjusting to this new demand? This blog illustrates how veganism is not only influencing our diets – but also our wardrobes.
3 min Read September 18, 2019
It’s a small world after all – the increasing demand for world cuisines in the UK
The palettes of restaurant-goers appear to have changed dramatically over the last three years. Back in 2016, Local Data Company data showed that the fastest growing cuisine at that point was American/Burger restaurants (chains like TGI Fridays, ...
5 min Read May 20, 2019
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