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Retail Update - February 2016

Posted At: 24 February 2016 00:42 AM
Related Categories: Administrations, Retail, Retail Property, Retail Statistics

No administrations have been recorded on SnapShop since our last update. Brantano, which was placed into administration in early January, was acquired by its former owner Alteri Investors in mid-February. Some 58 stores and concessions were not included in the Alteri acquisition. read more...


Retail Update - November 2013

Posted At: 14 November 2013 16:13 PM
Related Categories: Administrations, Retail, Retail Property, Retail Statistics, Retailers

In spite of what seems to be a gradual recovery in the UK retail market, with shopping centre landlords planning extensions and refurbishments to their portfolios, retailers announcing ambitious growth plans both for the UK and abroad, and international retailers making their debuts in the UK... read more...


Retail Update - February 2013

Posted At: 19 February 2013 10:59 AM
Related Categories: Retail, Retail Property, Retailers

January saw the sharpest fall in high street shopper numbers for two years – high street numbers were down 3.3%; out-of-town declined 7.2%; and shopping centres saw a drop of 5.2% read more...


Simply having a coaxing Christmas time

Posted At: 01 December 2011 15:23 PM
Related Categories: Christmas, Retail, Retail Property, Social Commentary

How hard shopping centres are trying to increase their footfall... read more...


Retail Store Closures – May – June 2011

Posted At: 24 June 2011 15:46 PM
Related Categories: Retail, Retail Property, Retailers, Store Closures

An update on retail store closures in May-June 2011 read more...


Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic

Posted At: 10 July 2009 16:12 PM
Related Categories: Finance & Investment Management, Future of Retailing, Retail Property, Retailers, Town & Shopping Centre Management

Bandwagons are all very well and good, until the wheels fall off... read more...


Westfield London: Shopping Heaven or Hell of a Centre?

Posted At: 07 November 2008 15:00 PM
Related Categories: Retail, Retail Property, Town & Shopping Centre Management

Westfield London is well worth a visit. Its big; there are some interesting new retailers and some favourites that have upped their game. read more...


Driving Us Crazy

Posted At: 15 July 2008 10:22 AM
Related Categories: Retail, Retail Property, Town & Shopping Centre Management

In the same way that more rats have been “spotted” since fortnightly bin collections were introduced, trips to out of town shopping centres are allegedly declining since petrol prices started rocketing. It’s always much more newsworthy to hang your story on something that’s already making headlines. read more...


Retail Rents

Posted At: 23 June 2008 17:00 PM
Related Categories: Retail Property

The Colliers CRE Midsummer Report was issued last week and reports that “in real terms rents have fallen by 3.1 per cent since the early 1990s”, whilst also highlighting a fall in the amount of new shopping space in the pipeline. I think this is an incomplete picture read more...


The Better Retail Property Guide - Henny Penny or If?

Posted At: 24 April 2008 14:46 PM
Related Categories: Retail Property

Delays in five retail developments have recently been announced. In Cheste, Dumfries, Newbury, Newport and Portsmouth, respected and experienced developers have put major projects on hold. In each case, rising costs of construction, land acquisition and market conditions have been blamed. Who provides the better guide to the appropriate read more...


Imagination is more important than knowledge

Posted At: 20 March 2008 14:44 PM
Related Categories: Retail Property

Albert Einstein’s insight is surprisingly pertinent to retail property professionals who commission research projects. The retail property market has various sources of information about shopping catchment profiles. Each producer, whether CACI, Experian, the National Survey of Local Shopping Patterns (NSLSP) or one of the others, will argue that read more...


Calling the tune in shopping centres

Posted At: 24 January 2008 14:47 PM
Related Categories: Retail Property

The prospects for retail property in 2008 range from a disaster scenario, much loved by journalists in search of a good story, to an expectation that the bottom of the market will be established. What is certain is that active asset management will once more be prized. read more...


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