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Meet our panellists for the 4th Scottish Retail and Leisure Summit in Edinburgh

25 November 2016 by Noelle Ghanem

We will be holding this year's Scottish Retail and Leisure Summit on December 13th in Edinburgh, which will kindly be hosted by KPMG.

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Video Summary: LDC's 14th Retail and Leisure Summit

22 September 2016 by Mark Colgan

On Tuesday we held our 14th Retail and Leisure Summit at BLP's London offices. The event was our most successful yet, with around 160 people in attendance.

During the event, Matthew shared the latest analysis of the health and trends in the Retail and Leisure industry from the first half of 2016.

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The launch of the 'SmartStreetSensor' Footfall Project

30 June 2016 by Noelle Ghanem

The Local Data Company (LDC), in partnership with University College London (UCL) and the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) launched on Thursday June 30th, the most comprehensive study of High Street footfall patterns across Great Britain to date.

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LDC's 5th Retail Market Trends in Pictures

31 March 2016 by Local Data Company

On Wednesday, 30th March 2016, we held our 5th Retail Market Trends Summit at Hogan Lovells' offices in London. At the event, Matthew Hopkinson presented the latest analysis of openings and closures activity for both independent and multiple retail and leisure occupiers across Great Britain's shopping locations in 2015.

We had the pleasure of welcoming a diverse panel of retail industry experts including: Damien Wild - Editor of the Estate Gazette (who chaired the panel discussion), Anthony Newton - Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells, Eva Pascoe - E-commerce Director at TheRetailPractice, Andrew Angeli - Head of UK Research at CBRE Global Investors, and Michael Weedon - Deputy CEO of bira.

The event was a great success with around 100 professionals from the retail industry. Thank you for everyone that made it! You can find the photos of the event here.

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[Video] 5th Retail Market Trends Summit Summary by Matthew Hopkinson

31 March 2016 by Local Data Company
On 30th March, we hosted our 5th Retail Market Trends Summit at Hogan Lovells' offices in London.

During the event, Matthew Hopkinson presented the latest analysis of openings and closures activity for both independent and multiple retail and leisure occupiers across Great Britain's shopping locations in 2015. 

For those who were unable to make the event, Matthew has summarised the key findings from the report, the questions posed during the panel discussion and topics to keep in mind for 2016.

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[Press Release] The number of Independent shops opening reduces from 11 a day in 2010 to just two a week in 2015

30 March 2016 by Mark Colgan

Data released today by The Local Data Company (LDC) and British Independent Retailers Association (bira) shows that independents opened the fewest number of shops in Britain’s top 500 town centres since LDC records began in 2009. Independent shops saw an increase of just +117 shops (+0.11%) in 2015 versus a peak of growth of 4.01% (+3,949 shops) in 2010.

Analysis of town centres, shopping centres and retail parks shows that chain retailers have continued to decline with a net loss of -1,147 shops (-0.59%) in 2015 across GB, which compares to -1,436 shops (-0.76%) in 2014.

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[Video] 13th Retail Health Summit Summary by Matthew Hopkinson

07 March 2016 by Local Data Company

On 4th March, we hosted our 13th Retail Health Summit at BLP's offices in London.

Matthew Hopkinson presented the latest analysis from over 3,000 town centres, shopping centres and retail parks across Great Britain in H2 2015 to over 100 delegates.

For those who were unable to make the event, Matthew has summarised the key findings from the report, the questions posed during the panel discussion and topics to keep in mind for 2016.

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Oxford Thought Leadership Event Photos

15 May 2015 by Local Data Company

A professional photographer took some great photos of the thought leadership event last week at Oxford University. You can view a selection of the best photos from the event on our Flickr page: Oxford Thought Leadership Event.

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Academic Thought Leadership Event Summary

08 May 2015 by Local Data Company

Earlier this week, 35 leading university academics from England, Scotland and Wales along with business practitioners from Boots, Sainsburys, NewRiver Retail, AO.com, Rightmove, EE, Mitchells & Butler, SEGRO, Lloyds Banking Group, MindFolio, The Retail Practice, Luminar and Legacy Portfolio attended our thought leadership event.

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The Local Data Company Thought Leadership Event - Tuesday 5th May

01 May 2015 by Local Data Company

On Tuesday 5th May The Local Data Company in partnership with University of Oxford and the ESRC funded Consumer Data Research Centre will be hosting its inaugural Academic Thought Leadership event.

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