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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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Retail Market Trends Report Summary (2015)

31 March 2016 by Mark Colgan

Yesterday we hosted our 5th Retail Market Trends Summit at Hogan Lovells' offices in London.

The event was a great success with around 100 professionals from the retail industry joining us to hear the latest analysis and to network over breakfast, whilst taking in the views of London from the 12th floor at Hogan Lovells. 

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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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What do the findings of the 2015 Welsh Towns and Cities Report mean for Local Councils and Government?

01 February 2016 by Local Data Company

We recently published a report in partnership with Cardiff University which shows how Welsh towns and cities are on different courses. Some towns and cities are seeing significant falls in their vacancy rates, others have a low percentage of independent occupiers and some have an overexposure to Booze, Cheque cashing and gambling occupiers (BMG Index).

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What do the findings of the 2015 Welsh Towns and Cities Report mean for Retail Investors?

29 January 2016 by Local Data Company

We recently published a report in partnership with Cardiff University which shows how Welsh towns and cities are on different courses. Some towns and cities are seeing significant falls in their vacancy rates, others have a low percentage of independent occupiers and some have an overexposure to Booze, Cheque cashing and gambling occupiers (BMG Index).

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What do the findings of the 2015 Welsh Towns and Cities Report mean for Retail occupiers?

28 January 2016 by Local Data Company

We recently published a report in partnership with Cardiff University which shows how Welsh towns and cities are on different courses. Some towns and cities are seeing significant falls in their vacancy rates, others have a low percentage of independent occupiers and some have an overexposure to Booze, Cheque cashing and gambling occupiers (BMG Index).

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How did our ‘shopping’ places change in 2015 and what can we expect to see in 2016?

04 January 2016 by Matthew Hopkinson

On New Year’s eve 2015 it is a good time to briefly reflect on what happened in 2015 and what these trends might point towards in 2016.

I believe that 2015 has been a positive year in many ways for many high streets, shopping centres and retail parks but sadly not for all. I would, however, say that for the majority they have seen the changes that one has hoped for and many have talked about.

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Leigh Sparks' and Matthew Hopkinson's Presentation from the 3rd Scottish Town Centres Event

04 December 2015 by Mark Colgan

Earlier this week LDC in partnership with The University of Stirling hosted the 3rd Scottish Town Centres event in Edinburgh at KPMG's offices.

During the event, Professor Leigh Sparks (University of Stirling) and Matthew Hopkinson (LDC) presented the latest analysis of Scotland's retail and leisure offering.

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10 Key Findings from the Convenience Stores: The Inconvenient Truth Report

26 June 2015 by Mark Colgan

For those who haven't downloaded our latest report Convenience Stores Report "The Inconvenient Truth" we have put together a summary of the key findings here:

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