A Week on the High Street - 15th May

15 May 2019 by Local Data Company

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Rosa’s Thai founders Alex and Saiphin Moore are to open a new grab-and-go Chinese-inspired noodle shop called Hoh Sek at London’s St Katherine’s Dock next month. Described as ‘a modern edgy Asian approach to noodles serving authentic broths with a bit of London style’, the daytime menu will feature six main noodle dishes that will be adapted with the addition of more sides for the evening offering. 

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A Week on the High Street - 8th May

08 May 2019 by Local Data Company

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Co-founder of Junkyard Golf, Matthew Lake, has confirmed expansion plans with their sights set on two further venues in London as well as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham, Sheffield and Bristol. The leisure operator, that currently has sites in Leeds, London, Manchester and Oxford has seen over 2.5 million visitors since they opened their first site in 2016. 

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Our latest analysis on market change over 2018 is out now!

02 May 2019 by Sarah Phillips

Today we have released our latest report which quantifies all the market change across the physical retail and leisure landscape over 2018. From the raft of CVAs, administrations and other closure programs launched by retailers to the explosive growth of service categories such as barbers and nail salons - 2018 was a year marked by change.

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Press Release: The evolution of bricks and mortar retailing gathers pace as redevelopment of units increases by 32%

02 May 2019 by Sarah Phillips

The number of units that were structurally changed or redeveloped (demolished, merged, split or converted for another use such as residential or logistics) increased by 32% in 2018 as landlords and place managers work to re-imagine requirements for bricks and mortar retailing. A new report released today by retail location insight business the Local Data Company reviews changes across over 650,000 retail and leisure units to analyse the rate of UK market change in 2018. The number of units being redeveloped increased from 2,646 in 2016, to 2,706 in 2017 and jumped to 3,577 in 2018. This year-on-year increase shows the growing trend for landlords to reconsider how existing retail stock is best used to meet the changing needs of consumers.

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Meet the speakers joining us at our 19th Retail and Leisure Trends Summit

24 April 2019 by Sarah Phillips
Next Wednesday we'll be hosting our 19th Retail and Leisure Trends Summit at BDOs' Baker Street office in central London. The theme for this event is 'Retail Done Differently' and as usual, we have invited some fantastic speakers to join us who will provide an insight into how their businesses are challenging the status quo and are delivering excellent results. We are thrilled with the caliber of speakers who will be joining us, and we would like to take the opportunity to introduce a bit about them below:
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A Week on the High Street - 24th April

24 April 2019 by Local Data Company

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VNK and Italian brewery, Baladin have come together to open a new dining concept in the recently revitalised Triangle district in Camden Lock Market. Italian Alley has opened in five restored railway arches and offers five different Italian eateries each one representing a different region or hero ingredient of Italy. 

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A Week on the High Street - 17th April

17 April 2019 by Local Data Company

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Market Halls is to open a new flagship venue in London’s Oxford Street on the site previously occupied by BHS.  The third site for the group will have space for 800 covers over three floors with twelve kitchens, four bars, a children’s play area, events spaces and a demo kitchen. It is understood that the group will also open in Intu Lakeside later in the year and have their sights on a few more London locations before expanding further afield.

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A Week on the High Street - 10th April

10 April 2019 by Local Data Company

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Following the opening of Gloria's first UK based site, founders of French restaurant group Big Mamma have announced ‘big plans’ for London with a second restaurant on the cards. The hope is that the ‘tongue-in-cheek’ approach will be the difference between them and their mid-market Italian competitors. Opening from breakfast until midnight, the restaurant aims to transport diners to Italy with a ‘capri in the seventies look’.

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[PRESS RELEASE] High Street exits remain at historic high as openings slump to lowest levels on record - What now for retailers?

A record net 2,481 stores disappeared from Great Britain’s top 500 high s treets in 2018. In total, 3,372 shops opened, compared to 5,833 closures. (2017 net loss: -1,772 stores), according to PwC research compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC).
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A Week on the High Street - 3rd April

03 April 2019 by Local Data Company

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Taster, a delivery-only kitchen concept that launched in Paris in June 2017 is to open in London following a trial in Hackney. Having worked with a number of consultants, Taster has developed three pan-Asian brands:  Vietnamese Mission Saigon; Hawaiian poke bowl kitchen O Ke Kai and Korean fried chicken brand Out-Fry. Working with Deliveroo amongst others they promote themselves as offering ‘restaurant-quality meals’ delivered direct to the consumer.

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