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Footfall dips as shoppers wait for payday

Footfall fell by 0.4% across all retail locations last week as shoppers felt the strain of Christmas spending before payday, according to the latest figures from Springboard.

The majority of locations experienced an increase against the previous week, which was mired by snow and freezing weather throughout most of the country.

Retail parks subverted the trend of other locations, rising by 0.8% against the year and falling by 1.3% on the previous week, as they were the only location on main arterial routes, so did not suffer the effects of the week before.

“The East region saw footfall rise in all location types by an annual average of 2.8% last week as footfall polarised to the east of the country, with both Greater London and the Southeast also rising annually overall (1.6% and 0.0% respectively) despite a fall in shopping centres in Greater London (0.5%) and high streets in the Southeast (2.1%),” said Springboard retail insights director Diane Wehrle.

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