Using data-driven insights to monitor the impact of Welcome Back Fund activity
Following unprecedented changes brought about by the pandemic, councils and BIDs are now opting for a data- and intelligence-driven approach to power ...
The changing face of physical retail, part 1: changing places
Declining in-store sales, competition from online retailers and the effects of transitional relief on business rates payments posed a threat to ...
2021 on the high street
Just before we settle down for some well-deserved relaxation over Christmas and New Year, we thought we'd wrap up the year with a recap of some of ...
Press release: decline in stores slows as government measures and pent-up post-lockdown demand provides some protection
Decline in stores slows as government measures and pent-up post-lockdown demand provides some protection
Local Data Company’s 20th Retail & Leisure Trends Summit – how to reinvent retail and reinvigorate the high street
We were delighted to host the Local Data Company’s 20th Retail & Leisure Trends Summit on 26 September. Once again, the afternoon offered a great insight into the sector’s performance for the first half of 2019 from Lucy Stainton followed by ...
2 min Read October 1, 2019
Store closures hit record levels as restructurings drive largest net decline in testing retail climate
The first half of 2019 saw a net decline of 1,234 chain stores on Britain’s top 500 high streets - the highest number since analysis by PwC and the Local Data Company began in 2010 In total, an average of 16 stores a day closed, as restructurings ...
5 min Read September 11, 2019
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
Sitting pretty – the rise of beauty retailing in the UK
With the rise of social media and an increasing focus on one’s health and wellbeing, the beauty industry in the UK has recently taken centre stage in consumers’ minds. The beauty industry in the UK is currently worth £2.8 billion (Source: The ...
5 min Read October 17, 2018
The Posh Nosh Review – where are the best places to eat out?
At LDC, we track occupancy trends of over 27,000 restaurants across GB, so it is fair to say the Great British people love a meal out. We classify around 70 different categories of restaurant, including 237 African restaurants, 6 German and 603 ...
5 min Read October 3, 2018
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