Intu bucks downward trend over Christmas
Published: 09 January, 2017
intu centres deliver 1.1 per cent footfall increase year-on-year over festive period
intu has recorded a +1.1 per cent year-on-year increase in footfall, tracked from 20 November 2016 to 2 January 2017 taking into account Black Friday through to the first week of post-Christmas sales. Footfall levels were particularly strong, peaking at +3.1 per cent year-on-year, during the first week of Sales post-Christmas (Boxing Day to New Year’s Day).
Chief executive David Fischel said: “The growth in the numbers of people visiting our centres during the Christmas and Sales period proves yet again the attraction of our prime regional centres. Customers are looking for retail destinations that offer the full package - the best brands, great places to eat and socialise and their perfect experience both at Christmas and all year round.
“With our focus on understanding and then delivering what customers want from their shopping experience, we put on a real festive treat for our customers, who combined their shopping with visits to Santa grottos, virtual reality experiences and enjoying the festive season with friends and family.”