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Footfall continues to rise
Published:  20 March, 2017

Spring weather brings in shoppers, Springboard finds

For the first time this year, footfall has seen an increase over two consecutive weeks, with an annual increase of +0.5 per cent following on from the increase of +2.2 per cent for the previous week. The growth in footfall last week is also built upon an increase of +1.8 per cent in 2016 against the previous year and with an increase in footfall against the previous week of +1.1 per cent, which retail intelligence agency Springboard said may be accounted for by the milder Spring weather.

Retail Parks experienced the greatest increase, rising +1.0 per cent year on year versus a mild decline of just -0.4 per cent for Shopping Centres with High Streets concluding the week up +0.8 per cent against last year. Greater London and Wales both saw increases against last year in all location types with Greater London experiencing an overall rise of +2.1 per cent following on from results of +1.6 per cent, +2.4 per cent and +2.7 per cent in High Streets, Retail Parks and Shopping Centres respectively, with Wales following suit with an overall increase of +2.8 per cent for the week.