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UK Footfall Plateaus Despite Warning Of Festive Supply Issues

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Springboard has published retail footfall data for week 41, advising UK footfall has plateaued despite warning of supply issues for Christmas products

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

Springboard Index - High Street Week 41 2021

2021 vs 2020 = +40.3%

2021 vs 2019 = -15.3%

Week-on-week = 0.0%

Springboard's Marketing and Insights Director, Diane Wehrle, said: 

"Footfall was flat in high streets, but small declines in activity in both retail parks and shopping centres suggests that discussions in the media around the impact of supply issues on the availability of Christmas products have not yet impacted consumer behaviour. 

"In parallel, indications are that the trickle back to the office is accelerating, with footfall in both outer London and market towns - locations where resilient activity levels are synonymous with home working - declining from the week before, whilst rising in Central London and regional cities outside the capital."

Source : Springboard

Image : Travelling Yorkshireman / Shutterstock.com (1740530756)

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18 October 2021

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