Easter Unable To Rescue Plunging Footfall Figures In March
There is a drop of 11.5% in the number of people entering non-food outlets last month compared to same period last year and for the 11th consecutive month the overall footfall across UK has now fallen.
During the first week of March blizzards and heavy snow continued to grip the country retailers experienced a massive 28.8% decline in footfall against the same week in 2017.
Ipsos Retail Performance figures shows that despite Easter falling at the end of March, footfall failed to pick up over the bank holiday.
According to the recent data from Springboard the high street footfall dropped over the four day Easter weekend, although there was a footfall boost in shopping centres and retail parks.
South East and London was the biggest casualty, with footfall down by 15.5% according to Ipsos.
This was followed by Scotland and Northern Ireland with a 13.4% drop and The Midlands with a decline of 12.3%.
Retail Traffic Index is derived by the number of individual shoppers who are entering over 4000 non food retail stores across UK.