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Shopper numbers dip despite weekend discounting

Shopper numbers dropped 1.7% over the weekend compared with last year, despite big price cuts across the high street.

Although footfall dipped only slightly on Saturday December 6, down 0.1%, Sunday saw a sharp fall, down 3.4%, compared with the previous year, according to Experian.

Most high street retailers were offering discounts of some kind over the weekend. Debenhams had extended its 20% off promotion to run over Saturday and Sunday while other retailers had issued 'friends and family' vouchers offering shoppers money off.

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  • So footfall is still down even with all the markdowns. I am susprised after reading the newspaper at the weekend because it was all talk about everyone spending because of the VAT cut. One thing is for sure I wont be buying anything full price this Christmas. I think there will still be bargains to had for the next few weeks.

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