Mothers Day lifts footfall

Published:  28 March, 2017

Springboard Index up as Spring weather brings out shoppers

The beautiful Spring weather and the run up to Motherís Day combined to produce the third consecutive week of footfall growth for the UK with an annual increase in the Springboard index of +0.8 per cent, complimented by a weekly rise of +3.4 per cent.

Visitor growth was led by retail parks, with an annual increase of +1.3 per cent for the week, led by Greater London with a rise of +7.2 per cent and only dipping in the South East and South West. Weekly traffic saw the biggest leap with a rise of +6.6 per cent, closely followed by that of shopping centres, which rose +6.0 per cent against the previous week with increases in every area of the country for both location types. Shopping centres built upon the growth of the Motherís Day week 2016 which rose +0.4 per cent, with an increase of +0.3 per cent, which may be the lowest of the results for this week, but is reflected by growth in seven out of 10 regions of the UK.

Annual high street performance for the week lay between that of the managed locations with a rise of +0.8 per cent, with six regions recording an increase, led by Wales which rose +5.5 per cent. The weekly increase matched +0.8 per cent with Scotland high street footfall rising +4.5 per cent.

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