The LDC Health Index: unmatched accuracy for retail location benchmarking
Comparing and benchmarking retail locations can be a complex task, given the diversity and variance of retail locations across Great Britain. With ...
Integrating housing development data with retail market intelligence to identify underserved grocery catchments
Edge Analytics’ housing development dataset integrates seamlessly with LDC’s up-to-date intelligence on the retail and leisure sector, offering a ...
Identifying future opportunities in amenities and services for planned developments
Across most UK villages, towns and cities, new housing developments are being built as the Government looks to address the nationwide housing ...
The impact of business rates changes on occupiers
The 1st of April this year saw new business rates revaluations come into effect, with the transitional relief scheme offering a cap on increases. ...
LDC X Sook Retail Market Update - a summary
On the 21st of March, we brought together leaders across the retail, leisure, and property sectors for an invite-only market update, hosted in one of the fantastic Sook spaces. Sook takes the hassle out of pop-up and short-term rental units for ...
3 min Read April 3, 2023
The Debenhams estate: where are we now?
December 2022 marks two years since all Debenhams stores were set to close (with some reopening briefly to clear stock following the third lockdown). While the brand has continued to trade online following its acquisition by Boohoo, it left behind ...
3 min Read January 10, 2023
The impact of home working on city centres
Office workers formed an integral part of pre-COVID city centre economies: the reliable stream of Monday-to-Friday trade was a safe bet for the right brands. Coffee chains, quick-service lunch spots and corner shops could bank on high foot traffic, ...
5 min Read November 16, 2022
Rates rise puts shops at risk: BRC - Local Data Company Vacancy Monitor, Q3 2022
In the third quarter of 2022, the overall GB vacancy rate decreased to 13.9%, which was 0.1 percentage points better than Q2 and 0.6 percentage points better than the same period last year. This was the fourth consecutive quarter of falling vacancy ...
7 min Read October 28, 2022
Fewer empty shops but uncertainty ahead: BRC - Local Data Company Vacancy Monitor, Q1 2022
This blog reports on Q1 2022. If you would like to see the most recent results for Q2 2022, download your copy here. In the first quarter of 2022, the overall GB vacancy rate decreased to 14.1%, which was a 0.3 percentage point down from Q4 2021. ...
7 min Read April 29, 2022
Ground-breaking retail and leisure property listings platform will give access to 90%+ of UK availability
A new online listings platform created by The Local Data Company (LDC) and CompletelyRetail.co.uk will give access to more than 90% of all the retail and leisure properties which are currently on the market in the UK. For national and independent ...
2 min Read February 4, 2021
CRISIS DRIVEN VACANCIES CONTINUE TO CLIMB
This blog reports on Q4 2020. If you would like to see the most recent results for Q2 2022, download your copy here. In the fourth quarter of 2020, the overall GB vacancy rate increased to 13.7%, from 13.2% in Q3. Also, it was 1.6 percentage points ...
3 min Read February 1, 2021
Pandemic begins to push up vacancy rates - BRC
This blog reports on Q2 2020. If you would like to see the most recent results for Q2 2022, download your copy here. In the second quarter of 2020, the overall GB vacancy rate increased to 12.4%, from 12.2% in Q1. This was the eight consecutive ...
3 min Read July 31, 2020
TROUBLE AHEAD FOR RETAIL VACANCY RATES - BRC
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 ...
3 min Read May 11, 2020
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