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Retail Footfall Jumps During Reopening Week

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Springboard has reported that the week retail was allowed to reopen saw footfall jump as shoppers demonstrated their desire for bricks and mortar retail and shopping destinations.

Shopping Centres - Week 15 2021

2021 vs 2020: +404.1%

2021 vs 2019: -27.9%

Week on week: +126.6% 

Diane Wehrle, Marketing and Insights Director for Springboard, said: "The first week of reopening delivered outstanding performance for UK retail destinations and stores, with an increase in footfall from the week before that was virtually double Springboard’s forecast; providing concrete evidence of the desire of shoppers to return to bricks and mortar stores and destinations.  

"By far the greatest uplift occurred in high streets and shopping centres, but even in retail parks - which have been the most resilient of the three destination types due to the presence of food stores - the increase in activity was significant. In fact at the end of last week footfall in retail parks was just marginally below the 2019 level.  The extent of the uplift means that the gap in footfall from 2019 across all UK retail destinations has narrowed by more than a half, in a single week reaching the level achieved after two months of trading following Lockdown 1 in 2020."

Source : Springboard

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21 April 2021

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