Retail footfall climbs in February with lockdown end in sight

Altrincham Retail Park

Footfall across all retail destinations rose between January and February this year, as customers flocked back to stores in anticipation of the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Footfall rose 16% from January to February 2021 – the largest month-on-month increase since Springboard started collecting data.

The biggest surge was recorded on high streets, up 18% month on -month, as shoppers gained confidence, while retail parks and shopping centres experienced a 17% and 12% rise respectively.

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