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Destination Europe 2015

Posted on: 26 November 2014
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Destination Europe 2015 provides comprehensive coverage of 250 international retailers’ presence and expansion in 57 European cities. The report provides detailed analysis of the characteristics of European cities that are driving location strategies, and retail real estate data highlighting the relative attractiveness of each city for cross-border retailers.

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Main streets across the world 2014-2015

Posted on: 20 November 2014
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Main Streets Across the World presents a global barometer of the retail sector, tracking rents in the world’s top 334 shopping locations across 64 countries. The main league table is drawn up by taking the most expensive location in each of the countries monitored. In addition, the publication provides overall regional commentary as well as specific luxury retail overviews for each region.

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Retail Space Europe 2015

Posted on: 18 November 2014
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This volume examines the state of the retail real estate market across Europe.

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Evolving high streets: Resilience and reinvention. Perspectives from social science

Posted on: 18 November 2014
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This collection of opinion pieces brings together the views of a dozen academics and practitioners who have expert knowledge of the issues which must be addressed to understand the evolution of town centres and high streets in the digital era. It forms part of a wider study of the UK’s evolving town centres and high streets in the post-global economic crisis era supported by ESRC. The collection provides insight into the capacity of these vital commercial and community spaces to renew and regenerate. The opinion pieces aim to be thought provoking and will challenge and engage readers from industry, government, and academia alike.

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Shopfront

Posted on: 18 November 2014
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CBRE’s annual review of retail activity in 2014 and trends for 2015.

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UK Retail Focus

Posted on: 27 October 2014
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The latest quarterly report from BNP Paribas indicates that retail investment in the third quarter of 2014 stood at £3.6bn, a 74% increase on the same period in 2013, while consumer spending continues to show signs of robust improvement.

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E-tailing and logistics

Posted on: 24 October 2014
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In this report DTZ considers the relationship between the rapidly-evolving UK online retail market, including the recent click-and-collect phenomenon, and the logistics networks required to support e-tailing now and in the future. After a period of low activity, developers are seizing the opportunity to build industrial space speculatively again. This is focused almost exclusively in the Midlands and London, the South East and East to meet the demand from retailers looking for large distribution hubs to satisfy the needs of growing online spending. You need to register on the DTZ to view the document.

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High street performance and evolution: A brief guide to the evidence

Posted on: 4 August 2014
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Working with experts across the field, this study from the University of Southampton reviews what robust evidence is available on the trends impacting high streets and town centres, and provides a guide to how those trends have changed, and will continue to change, those vital commercial and social spaces.

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Survey on shopping

Posted on: 3 July 2014
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CBRE carried out a survey of 21,000 consumers in 21 countries to discover where and how they shop. The research reveals that 49% of consumers prefer smaller centres or high streets to large, purpose-built covered shopping centres. A majority of consumers (40%) also disagree with the statement that big regional shopping centres will be the only places worth shopping at in the future.

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How business rates impact upon high street performance

Posted on: 27 June 2014
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The University of Liverpool and Local Data Company are investigating factors that affect business rates (occupation, vacancy rates and rents ) and their preliminary analysis highlighted the disproportions in rents, vacancy rates and business rates, meaning some high streets are suffering more than others.

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