Footfall across the UK dropped 2.5% year on year last week as the wet weather discouraged shoppers from visiting bricks-and-mortar retailers.
According to figures from research firm Springboard, high street footfall dropped 4% and shopping centres fell 3.1%. However, retail parks saw a 2.1% increase.
Springboard’s director of retail insights Diane Wehrle said: “The first full week of the school holidays has unfortunately been disappointing for footfall. Hampered by the inclement weather, every part of the UK has seen an overall drop across bricks-and mortar retail.
“The Springboard Index, an amalgamation of all location type, demonstrates an annual drop of over 1%. This pattern, despite the volatility week to week of both high streets and shopping centres, is consistent across all location types.”