Posted 19th July

Footfall remains on downward slide in June

19th July 2019 - 08:00am
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Footfall has continued to decline in June, falling by 2.9% after May’s “plummeting” figure of a 3.5% decrease, according to the latest British Retail Consortium – BRC – Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor.

High streets saw a decline of 4.5% compared with a 0.1% increase in the same month last year, while shopping centre footfall dropped by 2.4%. Retail parks saw a 0.1% increase in footfall compared with the 0.4% decline seen in June 2018.

“Poor footfall this June led to a significant fall in the sales figures for the month,” said BRC CEO Helen Dickinson. “High streets were worst hit by the relatively poor June weather, with shopping centres also performing badly, however, retail parks managed to buck the trend.”

Springboard marketing and insights director Diane Wehrle added: “Given the exceptional and ongoing disruptive political and economic period we are facing coupled with unprecedented structural changes in the retail sector, we might actually expect consumer activity to have taken an even greater hit.

“In reality, the drop in footfall of -1.4% for the year to date is still an improvement on the drop of -2.1% over the same period last year, so in context footfall performance has shown more resilience over the year to date than expected.”


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