Retail & Leisure Trends Summary Report

H1 2017


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(H1 2017)

The first six months of 2017 produced a remarkable turnaround in some of the key indicators of the health of the UK's retail locations.

"Across the half year Retail and Leisure vacancy improved and more businesses opened on the high street than closed. In 2016 the net loss in numbers of units had been more than -1,600 but in H1 2017 it returned to growth." Introduction, 'Retail and Leisure Report: Turning Point (H1 2017)'

One of the main takeaways:

By Midsummer’s Day 2017, levels of activity in openings and closures had fallen to a ve-year low. At the end of the second quarter, more shops were closing than opening.

The full report includes:

  • Top business openings and top business closures (by classification, location type & regions/nations across GB)
  • Insights on Mutiples and Independents across the UK
  • Top towns by LDC Health Index score across GB
  • Vacancy rates across GB (by location type, nations/regions)
  • Footfall
  • Commentary from Matthew Hopkinson (LDC)

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