UK footfall figures in March best in a year
Retailers in the UK will be happy with the latest numbers from the BRC/Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor, which showed that footfall in the country rose by 0.2% in March.
Though the number might not seem high, it's a marked improvement on the -0.5% decline seen in February 2015, and the best figure since March 2014.
The high street reported a decline in footfall, down 1.4%, while shopping centres reported a 0.4% rise. The best results were seen in out-of-town locations, were footfall increased by 3.8%.
Helen Dickinson, British Retail Consortium Director General, said: "These results show the ongoing transformational change in the retail industry with the blurring lines of physical and digital making these figures difficult to read in their monthly isolation. Nevertheless, these are encouraging footfall results."
"We can be very pleased overall with the month’s performance although it is important to note that these figures are largely driven by the timing of the Easter bank holiday.’"
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