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 ...
PRESS RELEASE: Independent sector returns to growth in H1 2021 as entrepreneurs take advantage of the availability of retail units and increased consumer support for local businesses
The first six months of 2021 saw the independent store market return to growth (a net change of +804) for the first time since H1 2017. There were more openings of independent stores than closures, as the sector was boosted by consumers opting to ...
2 min Read September 16, 2021
Working with councils to track the impact of COVID-19 on town centres
As we approach a year of living with Coronavirus, Local Data Company research is clear about one thing. The pandemic has had a significant impact on UK towns and cities, and this shows no signs of abating as we work through the reality of another ...
3 min Read January 12, 2021
Unpacking The Arcadia Group Administration
On the 30th November, Arcadia Group fell into administration as another high-profile retail victim whose demise was unfortunately accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Arcadia Group has struggled for a few years as a result of overexposure to bricks ...
4 min Read December 2, 2020
WHERE WILL COVID-19 LEAVE THE RETAIL AND LEISURE MARKET AT THE END OF 2020?
As we move towards the end of the year, the 'golden quarter' hasn't quite felt like the festive frenzy that many occupiers rely on to boost revenue. Rising COVID-19 cases and deaths and a second national lockdown has resulted in a more sombre start ...
4 min Read November 19, 2020
Press Release: Independent retailers more resilient than national chains in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic
Research released today by retail data consultancy the Local Data Company has revealed that the independent retail and leisure market was much more resilient than chains/multiples (brands with five or more stores) in H1 2020. The net change in the ...
3 min Read November 4, 2020
TROUBLE AHEAD FOR RETAIL VACANCY RATES
The British Retail Consortium is proud to announce its new partnership with the Local Data Company to create the BRC-LDC Vacancy Monitor. The launch coincides with one of the biggest upheavals to the global economy in modern history, this quarterly ...
2 min Read May 11, 2020
Introducing the next generation of footfall sensor
Since the summer of 2018, we have been busy working on the research and development of the next generation of Local Data Company footfall sensor, building on the wealth of experience gained from our involvement in the SmartStreetSensor project, ...
2 min Read February 26, 2020
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