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JYSK shrugs off footfall woes

Furniture and interiors chain JYSK say sit has seen no evidence of the decline in retail park footfall in May.

Footfall fell by 0.8% during the month according to BRC/Springboard (a much smaller decline than that of high streets or shopping centres).

‘We have seen the footfall statistics for May [but] we have certainly not seen this across our Lincoln store or rest of the UK, with continued strong customer growth and of course that is very pleasing,’ says David Ashton, JYSK country manager.

‘In fact May 2019 was up against a record-breaking May 2018, a month that benefitted drastically from the heatwave of 2018, yet despite this Lincoln is now our number one store and we have broken many other records throughout the country.’

The chain’s Lincoln store was relocated and given its latest store format at the start of May and saw footfall treble compared with May 2018 and sales rise 326%.