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Footfall down despite Black Friday Sales

Footfall fell by 2% across the UK last week despite the Black Friday Sales.

According to Springboard’s retail footfall monitor high streets were worst affected, down 4.2% during the week to November 29, while footfall to shopping centres fell by 0.8%. Retail parks were the only area to see an increase, of 2.1%.

On Black Friday, shopper numbers increased by 9.8% overall, with numbers boosted by 14.4% in retail parks. On Saturday footfall fell by 4.1% compared to the same day last year, with the greatest fall again on high streets (down 8.8%).

However, Springboard said footfall is set to increase by 3.2% this week following today’s Cyber Monday sales, driven by click-and-collect.

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