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Wet weather dampens high street footfall

Last week’s disappointing weather saw high street footfall drop, while retail parks and shopping centres defied the rain, both posting footfall increases.

According to data supplied to Drapers from Springboard, footfall in high streets for the week to Sunday (May 25) dropped 3.4% week-on-week. Retail parks and shopping centres posted week-on-week footfall increases of 4.2% and 2.6% respectively.

Year-on-year, high street footfall was down 2.3%. Retail park footfall was up 5.6% on the same week last year, while shopping centres saw a 0.9% decrease in shoppers year-on-year.

The retail park increase in numbers helped soften the year-on-year Springboard index, which shows footfall overall is down by -0.2%.

Springboard’s retail insights director Diane Wehrle said: “Shopping centres are down but up against the previous week when the sunshine pushed shoppers outdoors. Retail parks are the one constant, unaffected by the changes in weather and were the success of the week with consumers continuing the trend of home improvement as the wet weather closed in.”

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