Positive news for retailers
Up 32 per cent week on week

Down2.2 per cent year on year

The footfall gap is closing on 2004 across the country. Shopper numbers were down 2.2 per cent on last year. A FootFall spokeswoman said: 'This is positive news in the last few days before Christmas.'

The 32 per cent week-on-week rise is 'astounding', according to FootFall, and, with only two shopping days left until the big day, the increase is welcome news for retailers.