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UK high streets thrive on Easter weekend
Published:  18 April, 2017

Springboard reports high street footfall increased +1.2 per cent for Easter Weekend

The Easter Bank Holiday Weekend has lived up to expectations as the most anticipated weekend for retail after Christmas as retail intelligence experts, Springboard recorded an increase of +1.2 per cent to UK high street footfall for the Easter Weekend.

Springboard insights director, Diane Wehrle saids Easter has been a tale of two halves; footfall declined on Good Friday by -5.9 per cent, but increased +4.6 per cent on Easter Saturday compared to last year. Whilst Easter Sunday is not a retail trading day, footfall on high streets, many of which stage events over Easter, increased +1.8 per cent on Easter Sunday last year.

“The results to date are in part due to the shift in weather compared to last year; Good Friday was exceptionally warm and sunny – better than this year – but windy and rainy for the rest of the weekend, compared to this year’s sunny and mild weather,” Werhrle said.