Published: 10th Jun 2019

Footfall figures for shopping centres, retail parks and shopping centres all fell last month, as retail experts warn that consumers are ‘thinking twice’ before heading out to the shops. Figures released by the British Retail Consortium show footfall declined by 3.5% in May, compared to the same point last year when it declined by 0.4%. The chief executive of the British Retail Consortium, Helen Dickinson said the UK is experiencing ‘the worst footfall figures in six years’, with declines in every region. High street footfall declined by 4.8% in May, following from the increase of 0.5% in the same month last year. The three-month average decline is 0.8%. Retail park footfall decreased by 0.8%, following from May 2018 when footfall increased by 0.6%. The three-month average growth is 1.0%. And shopping centre footfall declined by 3.6%, following May 2018’s decline of 2.9%. This was steeper than the three-month average decline … (To read the full article, subscribe below)