Retail parks footfall declines

The latest BRC/Springboard footfall monitor showed a continuing year on year fall of 1% for February, with a particularly steeper than normal drop in retail parks. In contrast, High Streets showed a small rise, most likely due to their more… [Read more]

Top 50 Retailers updated

Retail Week has published its annual list of the top 50 retailers ranked by sales.  We’ve updated our list in the ‘Link’ section to match. Constituents of the 10 are unchanged but  Aldi moves up, overtaking Dixons Carphone, while Co-Operative… [Read more]

Footfall down but vacancies stable

The latest BRC-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor data shows footfall down in January by 1.3% compared to January 2016; vacancies remain stable – at 9.4% the lowest rate for a year – but these lag footfall and sales trends. [Read more]

More out of town expansion

Following on from the recent announcement of expansion plans for Brent Cross, detailed plans have now been submitted for expansion at Meadowhall, and approval has been granted for an extension to Leicester’s Fosse Park. [Read more]

Big Four new store pipeline dries up

Figures compiled for the Telegraph by Barbour ABI show the Big Four grocers have shelved most of their plans for new big stores, with Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons each filing one new store application last year and ASDA two. Sainsbury’s… [Read more]