// Easter long weekend expected to boost footfall for retailers
// Shopper numbers forecast to rise 2.1%
// High streets to experience upticks of 6% and 5% on Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively
The upcoming Easter long weekend is expected to improve high street footfall as retailers anticipate higher sales thanks to warmer weather.
The number of shoppers are predicted to rise 2.1 per cent year-on-year across high streets, shopping centres and retail parks, with high streets expected to capitalise most, according to Springboard’s latest data.
High street locations are expected to experience upticks of six per cent and five per cent on Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively.
Footfall is set to increase 4.1 per cent compared to the same period last year, while retail parks are expected to see a 1.7 per cent increase.
The 2019 forecast is an improvement, as last year Easter footfall across the four-day weekend fell 7.5 per cent year-on-year.