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Retail analyst Springboard revealed that footfall in UK retail destinations rose by 4.9% last week from the week before with increases of 6.9% in high streets and 4.8% in shopping centres
Last week saw an incremental footfall increase of only 0.5% with shopping centres and retail parks taking a dive after the Bank Holiday weekend
Office for National Statistics showed indicators such as footfall, non-essential purchases, average item cost and online job adverts were all up
Despite an 88% jump in footfall in England and Wales last week it seems that many shoppers are still reluctant to return to stores
England saw a rise of 112% while Wales saw an even larger jump of 147%, more than cancelling out a slight dip north of the Scottish border
The year that was 2020 significantly altered the retail industry, as doors of non-essential retailers were forced to close for a total of 18...
More than 87% of shoppers in central London stayed away compared to the same week in 2019-20
The rise signalled a near doubling of retail intelligence specialist Springboard's expected footfall growth of 45%
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Non-essential retailers will hope to scrape by with only delivery and collection services as England's lockdown forces them to close until 3 December
The impact of England's second lockdown, which began last Thursday 5 November, is already being felt by retailers with an approximate 75% decline in...