• FootFall and ShopperTrak provide unprecedented insights

    Retail businesses across the world can now benefit from the first truly global shopper traffic and behaviour analytics resource, courtesy of FootFall and ShopperTrak.

    Providing unprecedented consumer insights, the combined global traffic analytics service will count more than 40 billion shopper visits annually, offering retailers and shopping centres a rich data source from which to benchmark performance and enhance their customer experience.

    Following acquisition by Tyco Retail Solutions in July 2015 and January 2016 respectively, FootFall and ShopperTrak have become the leading providers of consumer behaviour insights and location-based analytics for retailers and property management organisations in over 100 countries around the world.

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  • FootFall commentary for w/c 15th August

    FootFall Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
    Change for week 33 (15th August – 19th August 2016): -0.4%
    Change for week 33 Year-on-Year: -2.5%

    FootFall Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
    Change for week 33 (15th August – 19th August 2016): -7.9%
    Change for week 33 Year-on-Year: 1.0%

    Commentary

    The FootFall National Retail Index is reporting a decrease of -0.4% Week-on-Week and -2.5% Year-on-Year, however the weekend showed an increase of +2.7% Year-on-Year.

    The Year-to-Date trend reports -2.3% drop in footfall compared to the previous week. Furthermore, the figure recorded is worse than last year at -1.1%.

    Only two regions showed an increase in Year-on-Year retail traffic, according to the FootFall Regional Index: the Eastern Region (+2.25%) and London (+1.0%). All of the other regions showed a

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  • FootFall commentary for w/c 8th August 2016

    FootFall Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
    Change for week 32 (8th August – 14th August 2016): -3.1%
    Change for week 32 Year-on-Year: -1.9%

    FootFall Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
    Change for week 32 (8th August – 14th August 2016): +3.0%
    Change for week 32 Year-on-Year: +1.2%

    Commentary

    The FootFall National Retail Index is reporting a decrease Week-on-Week of -1.9% and a decrease of -1.9% Year-on-Year. The weekend showed a decrease of -5% 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, -1.1%.

    The FootFall Regional Index reports that only Northern Ireland showed an increase in Year-on-Year retail traffic, +2.4%, all of the other regions showed a decrease. The East Midlands realised the highest Year-on-Year decrease of -6

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  • Euros 2016: The retail story

    The Euros 2016 will be remembered as a great sporting tournament, and as a high point in what has been a difficult year for the host and finalist France. There were also surprises, with both Iceland and Wales delighting football fans in unexpectedly reaching the quarter and semi-finals respectively.

    In fact, Iceland set a new record in TV viewing figures, as 99.8% of the nation’s population watched the team’s historic win over England. It is clear that many fans across the 24 countries were glued to their screens, or even travelling to France to attend matches. So what impact did what was happening on the pitch have on stores and shopping centres?

    We’ve crunched the numbers to share some of the retail highlights of what was a remarkable sporting event.

    Retail success for the host nation

    Once again there was a big retail pay off for the hosts. Despite fears over flooding and security, France pulled off a big succes

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  • How can the retail industry future-proof the store’s new role?

    Nearly 20 years after online retail first emerged, 90% of purchases still take place in-store. Has the physical retail faced down its rival ecommerce forever? Probably not, but the digital journey has definitely reshaped how consumers shop.

    Catering to shoppers’ busy lives, ecommerce has given consumers on the go capabilities and unlimited access to products across the globe. But the store is undoubtedly still a central part of everyday retail habits; the continued growth of click-and-collect is just one example of the way online shopping is reinforcing bricks-and-mortar’s role within retail.

    What is more, purchases have become just one aspect of the physical retail experience. The need to try products or seek advice drives consumers to the store, while many are increasingly attracted to shopping as part of their leisure entertainment activities.

    So how can retailers and shopping centres build great customer experiences around the ne

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  • FootFall commentary for w/c 1st August 2016

    FootFall Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
    Change for week 31 (1st August – 7th August 2016): -3.2%
    Change for week 31 Year-on-Year: +0.4%

    FootFall Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
    Change for week 31 (1st August – 7th August 2016): -9.8%
    Change for week 31 Year-on-Year: +3.4%

    The FootFall National Retail Index is reporting a decrease Week-on-Week of -3.2% and an increase of +0.4% Year-on-Year, showing the continued effect of the summer holidays. The weekend shows a decrease of -3% 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 by -1%.

    The FootFall Regional Index reveals that most regions showed an increase in Year-on-Year retail traffic. The regions to show the highest Year-on-Year increase is the Eastern Region, +4.9%. Northern Ireland and

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