UK retail footfall edged up 2.8% last week
New data has shown that retail footfall across all UK shopping destinations rose by 2.8% last week on the previous seven days.
The figures from Springboard reveal that this compares to an uplift of 4.4% on the prior week when the wearing of face coverings became mandatory in shops on the Friday and Saturday.
In England, footfall rose by just 2.5% across all destinations last week compared to an increase of more than 4% in each of the other UK nations.
Meanwhile, UK high streets saw footfall rise by 4.3% from the week before while shopping centres and retail parks achieved respective uplifts of 1.2% and 1.4%.
Diane Wehrle, insights director at Springboard, said: “The first week of the mandatory wearing of face coverings in retail stores in England did not deliver the hoped for uplift in footfall, with a rise over the week across the UK that was virtually half of that in the week before.”
Footfall across UK retail destinations remains more than a third lower than a year ago with a decline of 37.6%
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