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Creating the Perfect Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Transforming Your Commercial Space into a Festive Haven

A recent article in The Guardian took a look at how pop up shops are bringing new life to the high street. As the holiday season begins these temporary stores offer businesses a chance to create an immersive and exciting shopping experience for ... Read more

Industrial Property in Demand in the East Midlands – Interview with Nigel Carnall of WA Barnes

This month we looked at the proportion of property listings on NovaLoca in the East Midlands within each of the different sectors. We then compared this to the proportion of email enquiries in the last year for the same sectors. These figures suggest ... Read more

Strong start to 2015 for shopping centre footfall

Shopping centres in the UK have seen an increase in footfall in the opening months of 2015, according to a report from Experian and the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC.) The Footfall Monitor reports that overall footfall for the country ... Read more

Improving digital engagement could make high streets billions

A government report has stated that high streets could increase footfall and make billions of pounds by embracing new technology and improving digital engagement with shoppers. The Digital High Street Report 2020, initiated by the government and ... Read more

Retail recovery now more than just a London story

Shopping centres in the UK provided total returns of 14% in 2014, more than double the performance of 2013. The annual UK Shopping Centres Investment Report by MSCI and Colliers called 2014 “an exceptional period for the sector” and stated that ... Read more

Birmingham City Council announce strategy to improve retail scene

Birmingham City Council has revealed plans to make the city a destination of choice for shoppers and visitors alike. With the Bullring and Mailbox shopping centres already proven successes, the capital of the West Midlands is looking to deliver an ... Read more

Have retailers been benefiting from Wimbledon and World Cup fever?

It’s been a disappointing summer so far for British sport, with England crashing out of the World Cup at the first hurdle and reigning champion Andy Murray suffering a disappointing defeat in the Wimbledon quarter finals. However, with plenty of ... Read more