Video: The Health of Retail in the UK – and York

Why do we seem to lose well-known brands from the high street? Are there really more empty shops than there used to be? What kind of businesses are showing growth? 

These are just some of the questions being asked as York’s retailing landscape changes.

So, as part of York Business Week 2017, the York BID invited the Local Data Company‘s Matthew Hopkinson to come to the city to explain the latest findings – and the future trends.

In a fascinating 45-minute talk, followed by a Q&A, held at the beautiful Grays Court Hotel, Matthew covered everything from footfall to shop vacancy rates, rated York against selected benchmarks, and made some predictions about what will happen next.

We’ve picked out some of Matthew’s key points in the video above. And you can download Matthew’s presentation via the link below.

Retail & Leisure Trends by Matthew Hopkinson of the Local Data Company