Posted 13th June

Retail parks and high streets see footfall increase in May

By KBBDaily on 13th June 2018 - 07:00am
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The latest British Retail Consortium – BRC – Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor has reported that retail parks and high streets saw footfall growth of 0.5% and 0.6%, respectively, in May, but shopping centres “continued to see significant year-on-year declines” with a 2.9% drop.

Overall, footfall fell in May by 0.4% compared with the same period last year, which the BRC called a “marked improvement” over March and April’s declines of 6% and 3.3%, respectively.

“May's better weather resulted in a marginal improvement in footfall across the nation's high street and out-of-town shopping areas, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the long-term trend of declining visits to physical stores,” said BRC CEO Helen Dickinson.

“Consumer behaviour is changing and retailers are continuing to adapt their stores to their customers’ requirements by investing in the integration of their online and bricks-and-mortar businesses, increasingly allowing customers to pick up in stores items purchased online.”


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