UK Shopping Locations market report
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The retail locations used in this Report are based on the different types of shopping mission.
Local centres – small high streets and neighbourhood stores. These are small centres, primarily for top-up shopping and satisfying immediate needs. So they include everything from corner shops through to small high streets which we think need to be developed as local centres. Such high streets have very few multiples.
Major centres – city centres and major shopping centres such as Bluewater or Westfield. These centres are for big shopping trips when a large selection of major multiples is wanted. They are the place for comparison shopping and have department stores and major multiples including Marks & Spencer (M&S).
Retail parks – collections of out-of-town non-food superstores. Typically, these contain furniture, electricals and DIY retailers.
But they can also have retailers such as M&S, Next and Boots in them. We specifically exclude the grocery superstores from these. Grocery superstores – the superstores of the big four food retailers – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons.
Online – any online sales, whether through a pureplay or storebased retailer.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Alice Goody, a leading analyst in the Retail sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
Vacancy rates at retail parks are at their lowest level in years, as the discounters rapidly snap up space. However, there has been a notable rise in young people shopping at the major centres over the last year, reflecting the shift to inner city living, and we wonder if the discounters will come to regret their rush for out-of-town space.
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