Hiho braces itself for festive footfall dip

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Jewellery retailer believes bad weather will put shoppers off.

Jewellery and gift retail chain Hiho is bracing itself for a dip in footfall caused by bad weather conditions this winter.

The retailer believes that the UK will be in for a tough time in the run up to Christmas and is expecting bad weather conditions to put shoppers off visiting the high street.

Hiho managing director Andrew Ransford said: “What we are hearing is that it is going to be tough weather and that will affect peoples’ ability to get out and shop.”

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Despite the gloomy weather forecasts, Ransford said that Hiho is feeling positive about festive trading.

He said: “We believe that it will be a great Christmas and are looking forward to it with relish.”

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