The Index saw an increase of 8.7% week-on-week, with many consumers taking advantage of the Black Friday discounts being offered. The week-on-week growth for Friday alone shows an 8.8% improvement in visitors.
The year-on-year result equates to a 2.8% decline in footfall compared to the same week last year. The YTD trend is static this week, reporting at -3.9%.
The North East was the only UK region to benefit from a year-on-year retail traffic increase this week, achieving 1.0% uplift.
Experian FootFall’s Index for Retail Parks continues to show improvements for this sector for the third consecutive week with uplift of 4.3% week-on-week and 1.3 % compared with the same week last year. However, trends suggest that performance may dip next week in preparation for the pre-Christmas boom.
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