• FootFall commentary for w/c 19th September

    FootFall Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
    Change for week 38 (19th Sep – 25th Sep 2016): +1.6%
    Change for week 38 Year-on-Year: -3.2%

    FootFall Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
    Change for week 38 (19th Sep – 25th Sep 2016): +3.8%
    Change for week 38 Year-on-Year: +2.0%

    Commentary

    The FootFall National Retail Index is reporting an increase Week-on-Week of 1.6% and a decrease of -3.2% Year-on-Year. The weekend showed a decrease of -2.7% Year-on-Year.  The Year-to-Date trend reports -2.3% compared to the previous week, this being a larger decline than last year, -1.0%.

    The FootFall Regional Index reports 2 out of 11 regions with an increase in Year-on-Year retail traffic, Northern Ireland at +0.2%, and South West and Wales at +0.3%.  The East Midlands region reported the largest Year-on-Year decre

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  • Back to school: key retail lessons we can learn from summer spending

    Blazers have been bought, shoes have been shined, and, for thousands of children and young people across the world, the new academic year has begun. So what lessons can retailers and shopping centres learn from a summer of spending, ready for next year’s surge in back to school shopping?

    If you read the first part in our back to school blog series – how to optimise your business for the end of holiday rush – you’ll be aware that educational calendars are a lucrative opportunity for retail organisations.

    This is certainly demonstrated by footfall patterns over the summer period. We have analysed original consumer traffic data from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the UK for the month of August, to look at how the school holidays impacted shopper activity.

    The early bird catches

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  • FootFall commentary for w/c 12th September

    FootFall Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
    Change for week 37 (12th Sep – 18th Sep 2016): -1.8%
    Change for week 37 Year-on-Year: -2.6%

    FootFall Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
    Change for week 37 (12th Sep – 18th Sep 2016): 1.1%
    Change for week 37 Year-on-Year: -4.4%

    Commentary

    The FootFall National Retail Index is reporting a decrease Week-on-Week of -1.8% and a decrease of -2.6% Year-on-Year. The weekend showed an increase of +0.3% Year-on-Year.  The Year-to-Date trend reports -2.2% compared to the previous week, this being a larger decline than last year, -1.0%.

    The FootFall Regional Index reports 2 out of 11 regions with an increase in Year-on-Year retail traffic; Northern Ireland at +3.6%, and South West & Wales at +3.7%.  The North East region reported the largest Year-on-Year decrea

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  • Golden glow or disappointing performance? How Rio 2016 affected retail footfall

    You can always count on the Olympic games to provide standout performances, shock results and memorable moments, but how did Rio 2016 impact activity away from the track?

    We crunch the latest retail traffic data for four competing nations to look at whether sporting prowess proved a golden opportunity for retailers and shopping centres, or an unwelcome distraction keeping consumers away from their local stores.

    France

    The French Olympic team equalled their performance from London 2012 this summer but with a steady, slow burning performance throughout the games, and this may have impacted consumers’ interest in the tournament.

    During the first week of Rio 2016 (w/c 1st August) retail traffic was down by -11.6% Week-on-Week as France embraced the prospect of a strong medal haul. However, weekly figures climbed by +2.0% the following week and +13.0% the week after, as the novelty of the games began to wear

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  • FootFall commentary for the w/c the 5th September 2016

    FootFall Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
    Change for week 36 (5th September – 11th September 2016): – 7.6%
    Change for week 36 Year-on-Year: + 0.5%

    FootFall Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
    Change for week 36 (5th September – 11th September 2016): – 1.3%
    Change for week 36 Year-on-Year: + 4.5%

    Commentary

    The FootFall National Retail Index is reporting a Week-on-Week decrease of –7.6 % but an increase of +0.5% Year-on-Year. The weekend showed a decline of -1.0% Year-on-Year. The Year-to-Date trend reports -2.2% compared to the previous week, this being a larger decline than last year.

    The FootFall Regional Index shows that 5 out of 11 regions experienced an increase in Year-on-Year retail traffic, including +3.8% in the East, +2.8% in the South West and Wales, +1.6% in Scotland, +1.4% in the South East, and +0.9% in Yorkshire Humber. Of

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  • FootFall commentary for w/c 29th August

    FootFall Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
    Change for week 35 (29th August – 4th September 2016): 3.9%
    Change for week 35 Year-on-Year: 0.8%

     FootFall Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
    Change for week 35 (29th August – 4th September 2016): 6.2%
    Change for week 35 Year-on-Year: 2.1%

    Commentary

    The FootFall National Retail Index is reporting an increase Week-on-Week of 3.9% and an increase of 0.8% Year-on-Year. The weekend showed a decrease of 0.9% Year-on-Year.  The Year-to-Date trend reports -2.3% compared to the previous week. Furthermore, the figure recorded is worse than last year at -1.0%.

    The FootFall Regional Index reports that Northern Ireland showed the highest increase in Year-on-Year retail traffic at 8.6%, followed by the South West & Wales region, with an incr

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