Footfall falls further

Published:  15 May, 2017

Shopping centres traffic down 2.3 per cent

According to Springboard analysis, the varying spring weather did little to impact a change in footfall trends last week with numbers falling annually -1.3 per cent. This is just slightly below the year to date footfall of -0.6 per cent against last year. The comparison week of 2016 saw footfall rise +0.9 per cent year on year when the country had seen its first bout of sunshine of the year.

Retail Parks and Shopping Centres book ended the performance of last week with annual performances of +1.4 per cent and -2.3 per cent respectively, High Streets saw a decline in all but 3 regions resulting in a fall of -1.8 per cent against last year. After a faltering start to the year with consistent decline for the first 10 weeks, Retail Parks are now a flat 0.01 per cent year to date.

 Last week saw regional increases up to +7.3 per cent against last year for the location type with just Greater London and the South East and South West falling short. Conversely, Shopping Centre performance dropped in all but Wales and the West Midlands, falling against a flat week in 2016 increasing the year to date drop down to -2.21 per cent against last year.

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