The theme of this year’s Midsummer Retail Report is ‘Joining the Dots’. Given the current disruption in the retail property market, the report aims to look beyond the usual property metrics to see what is happening on a fundamental basis.

Specially commissioned YouGov research canvasses the views of 3,000 shoppers across a generational spread from ’18 to 80’, and has produced fascinating insights into current shopping attitudes and likely future trends.

In the wake of recent retailer failures, the report also suggests reform of the CVA process and proposes a new model for retail property leasing which seeks to balance the interests of retailers, landlords and investors.

Other features of the report include:

  • Doing deals in a complex market ¬– James Watson reviews activity in the Retail Capital markets during the past 12 months and looks at where the opportunities may be for investors
  • What’s happening in the Shed? – in the wake of the Bunnings/Homebase retreat, Tom Edson looks at the UK DIY/garden centre sector and also the wider out of town market
  • Three shops in London and why they’re important – Sara Law’s film looks at a trio of successful retailing formats and what they teach valuable lessons
  • Big Trouble needs Big Data – a new collaboration between Colliers and one of the world’s leading mobile phone providers is taking retail analysis to a new level. Matt Thompson talks about how


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