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High street sees steepest drop in March footfall in eight years

The UK’s high street has experienced the most substantial decline in footfall in eight years, which dipped by 6% in March compared to last year’s 1.3% growth, for the same month. That’s according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), which claimed that between February 25 and March 31 2018 there was no growth

Footfall declines for high streets and shopping centres in December

Footfall fell by 3.5% year-on-year in December, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC). This fall in the number of customers on the high street and in shopping centres represents the biggest decline since March 2013. In a double whammy to retailers, margins were also squeeze by higher costs, as well as cheaper prices

Big ticket items set for festive boost

Consumers’ confidence in purchasing big ticket items has increased ahead of Christmas, retail experts reveal. According to the GfK Consumer Confidence Index, despite overall confidence being down this year, there has been an increase in shoppers willing to buy high-value items, suggesting that while consumers are nervous about the wider economic environment, they are not