Footfall rebounds but still way off 2019

Non-food retail footfall showed a significant boost in the past week but was still significantly down on 2019.

Footfall was down 17.7% in the week to 2 October. However, this was a major improvement on the 28.1% drop the previous week.

Retailer parks were once again the best performer, with footfall down 9.6%. Shopping centres saw a 21.5% drop in shoppers while high streets were down 17.7%.

The south-west of England and Wales was the best performing area, with footfall down 15.3%, according to the Ipsos Retail Traffic Index. 



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