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High street footfall outperforms retail parks

Footfall on the high street outperformed both retail parks and shopping centres in the week to Sunday 22 May, retail data company Springboard has reported.

Sunny high street


National high -street footfall showed a year-on-year increase of 0.1% last week, beating retail parks, down 0.02%, and shopping centres, which experienced a 3% decrease, for the week.

This continues a worrying trend for retail parks, which have not experienced a footfall increase this spring in the same way as previous years.

Diane Wehrle, marketing and insights director at Springboard, said: “While the spring-like weather is likely to have improved the attractiveness of high streets last week, this didn’t translate into a significant impetus to visit retail parks. Although it may well be that shoppers are saving their visits in order to take advantage of the bank holiday offers that are likely to start in the forthcoming week.”

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