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More shops closed than opened in the second quarter – but ‘confidence is key’ says LDC

The national retail and leisure vacancy rate has risen for the first time in two years, according to new statistics. The latest report from the Local Data Company reveals that the overall levels of shop openings and closures fell month-on-month in the second quarter – and are now at their …

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LDC reports a turning point for food retailing

Statistics from the Local Data Company (LDC) released yesterday (Thursday June 15) reveal that big box food retailing is ‘under the greatest pressure since supermarkets first came into being’. LDC’s latest report, which covers discounters, convenience stores and supermarkets, shows that while discounters are growing fastest in shop numbers, their …

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LDC: growth in shop numbers falls, as retail market slows

Independent stores recorded an eighth straight month of net growth in numbers in April, while multiples plunged -200, according to the latest figures from the Local Data Company (LDC). The research firm said: ‘The eight-month run of gains by independents, bumping up shop numbers by more than 2,000, continues. Multiples …

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LDC/bira: Britain is still a nation of shopkeepers

Traditional independent retailers opened more shops than they closed in 2016 in the top 500 town centres, according to data released today (Wednesday May 3). Statistics from LDC (Local Data Company) and bira (British Independent Retailers Association) reveal that while the national retail chains continued to see a fall in …

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