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UK footfall decline 'far worse than the average'

Footfall in the UK has dropped by 3.5% over the three weeks to last week, including the bank holiday weekend, compared to an average rise of 0.8% over the previous three weeks of the month.

The “largely warm and sunny weather last week undoubtedly supported footfall in bricks and mortar destinations” Springboard reports, with a marginal rise of 0.3% against the preceding week.

The Saturday of the Bank Holiday weekend remained flat from last year and rose by 9% against the previous week, but was overshadowed by the preceding three days resulting in an overall annual drop of 7.7% and decline of 1.4% against the previous week.

Retail parks rose by 0.4% over the week, however, footfall in shopping centres declined significantly by 5.2% in high streets and 3.5% in shopping centres.

 

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  • Stores starting t9 lack a purpose versus online. Few staff nowadays really help. Those that are there - are often servicing online returns. Parking charges not getting cheaper either.

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  • The younger consumer doesn't even now what customer service is - it is non existent in many stores.

    When Retailers treat the public worth a 'take or leave it' approach, is it any wonder that footfall continues and will continue to suffer.

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