Retail footfall sees the best performance since pandemic began

The past week saw UK retail footfall record its best performance since the beginning of the pandemic.

Compared with 2019, footfall all retail destinations was down 16.3%.

Compared to 2020, footfall was up by 14.2%. High streets saw a 23.4% rise, shopping centres a 5.7% increase and retail parks a 3.2% lift.

Footfall compared with the previous week was 4.9% higher.

 ‘The positive news for bricks-and-mortar retail destinations is that footfall last week was noticeably higher than in the same week in 2020 when the August Bank Holiday also occurred, particularly in high streets; and the gap from 2019 was the smallest of any week since the start of the pandemic in March 2020,’ says Diane Wehrle, Springboard insights director.

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