Easter footfall surges thanks to warm weather

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Retailers Easter
// Easter footfall up across all retail destinations due to sunny weather
// The weather resulted in footfall increase of 6.5% on Friday, 1.2% on Saturday & 8.4% on Monday

Footfall has risen across all retail destinations during the Easter long weekend as more consumers visited stores thanks to the warm sunny spell.

The weather resulted in a footfall increase of 6.5 per cent on Friday, 1.2 per cent on Saturday, and 8.4 per cent on Monday, according to Springboard.

However, Friday and Saturday saw increased visits to the high street as footfall in retail parks and shopping centres remained flat on those days.

Meanwhile, high street retailers capitalised on the fact that large retailers were shut on Easter Sunday.

High street footfall rose 19.1 per cent on Good Friday and 8.8 per cent on Easter Saturday.

Overall, in March, footfall was up 1.4 per cent, compared to a six per cent drop in the same period last year.

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