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Footfall predicted to rise 6.5% this bank holiday weekend


Retail figures from analysts Springboard predict that footfall could rise significantly after Brexit, mainly thanks to the warm weather forecast and rise in tourism as travellers make the most of the weak pound.

The coming bank holiday weekend could also see shopper numbers rise by up to 7.2 per cent on Saturday compared to last year.

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"In recent weeks we have seen better performance across all three retail destination types compared with 2015, particularly on high streets where footfall rose one per cent over the last three weeks compared with the same period last year when footfall dropped 3.3 per cent," Springboard marketing and insights director Diane Wehrle said.

Shopping Centres nationwide are set to see a rise of 3.5 per cent in footfall, but the highstreets and retail parks could see a 7.3 per cent and eight per cent rise respectively as these are the places shoppers prefer in hot weather. 

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Published on Thursday 25 August by Ben Stevens

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