Local Data Online (LDO) is our proprietary online insights platform that enables users to view, analyse, map, and export data on the portfolio of every brand and every retail destination across GB. Data on over 680k retail and leisure units can be accessed and organised in an easy-to-use and flexible dashboard.

Insights at the click of a button

LDO has been developed in-house using our years of expertise in location analysis. It is a modular system, so you only pay for the dashboards you will use. It is used by place and asset managers, location planning specialists, planning and place directors, and C-level executives - anyone who needs regular and fast access to market trends, sector or brand-specific analysis, or granular detail on a specific geographical area.

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What it can do

Track your competitors

Gain insight into your competitors’ location strategy by viewing every store placement, where they have expanded and contracted, and the health of their site locations. View this activity within the context of your own portfolio and competitor locations where you don’t currently have a presence.

Analyse your portfolio

Track changes in the health of your portfolio alongside changes in offer within any relevant radius or drive time of your stores.

Identify new locations or acquisition targets

Identify the most profitable future sites/assets as part of your expansion or investment strategy, based on accurate data and up to-date facts.

Track structural MARKET change 

View real-time sector trends for almost 500 retail categories in just a few clicks with highly visual and dynamic dashboards.

Identify investment opportunities and risk

View the trajectory of health of over 3,000 UK locations to identify investment opportunities and risks.

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Explore our


Occupier overview


Includes a Portfolio Analysis view of vital metrics on your portfolio and a Competitor Analysis view for competitors and proxy brands. Support profitable growth for your business with current insights on locations where competitors are opening or closing in proximity to your estate.

Dynamic maps


Plot and organise locations of any brand operating in Great Britain. View any town or city across the country to assess the viability for your brand through insight on vacancy rates, retail and leisure stock, business types, and much more. 

Location overview

micro trends on every british town and city

Understand the potential for expansion by analysing detailed information on any GB location. Historical trends in retail mix, vacancy, and openings and closures can be viewed along with demographic data for that area and a health breakdown for micro-locations within a town or city.

Classification overview

data on the latest sector-specific trends

Identify recent market trends by viewing growth or decline by region or location type (high street, shopping centre or retail park) for one or more retailers or retail categories. 



Download a library of reports containing the latest data. Available topics include location audit, gap analysis, expansion reports, fastest-growing retailers, centre classification analysis and many more.

Key benefits

  • Flexible and easy-to-use interface
  • Access real-time data at the click of a button
  • Access to micro and macro level insights
  • Ability to represent data both visually and export raw data from one tool
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Our clients say

Devon CC-2

We have been using Local Data Online to provide evidence on town centre vacancy rates for local retail centres around Devon. This has been particularly useful for both our monitoring of pandemic economic impacts that we report locally and to government and for designing targeted interventions to form part of a Devon Covid economic recovery package of measures.

Jon Selby

Economic Development Officer

Devon County Council


Working with Local Data Company and their online platform is providing us with a great live view of the ever-changing retail centre landscape. Being able to monitor the impacts of retailer closures/changes by individual locations using the dynamic LDO dashboard has become an essential part of our location assessments.

Rich Shave

Head of Location Planning



Colliers uses the Local Data Online dashboard to assist with its understanding of the retail and F&B markets. It has been particularly useful in tracking store closures in relation to the recent spate of CVAs, administrations and store rationalisation programmes. The dashboard enables us to react quickly to client and media requests.

Mark Charlton

Head of Research and Forecasting



The data LDC provides through their Online Insights Platform and quarterly scorecards is giving us valuable insights into the composition of high streets and town centres across Lambeth. We can explore the mix of uses, vacancies and other key characteristics in much finer-grained detail than we have been able to using other datasets.

Laura Davy

Head of High Streets

Lambeth Council

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For more information on how Local Data Online can support location planning for your business