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Springboard: UK Retail Footfall Improves

High street shopping summer retail AmbrosiniV Shutterstock 1783336670

Springboard has published retail footfall data for week 31, advising that with the school summer holiday period in full swing, footfall across UK destinations has improved.

To ensure its insights are as relevant as possible, Springboard has introduced a year-on-year 2021 vs 2019 comparison for footfall.

Shopping Centre - Week 31 2021

2021 vs 2020: +23.7%

2021 vs 2019: -24.8%

Week-on-week: +1.0%

Marketing and Insights Director, Diane Wehrle, said: 

"With the school summer holiday period in full swing, footfall across UK retail destinations continued to improve last week. In overall terms it was a modest uplift from the week before, however, footfall rose in high streets for the fifth consecutive week for the first time since June 2020 suggesting an underlying strengthening of customer activity. 

High streets were undoubtedly supported by staycations, as in both coastal towns and Central London - the focus for many day and holiday trips - footfall rose by more than in local high streets despite the rain."

For more data and insights, including full 2019 comparisons across all destination types, subscribe to Springboard's benchmarks or get in touch with the team.

Source : Springboard and Insight DIY 

Image : AmbrosiniV / Shutterstock.com (1783336670)

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11 August 2021

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