Consumer confidence dipped in November despite shoppers showing an increased tendency to purchase big-ticket furniture and electricals items.
With less than two weeks till Christmas, retailers are vying for last-minute spend and one of the big differentiators is customer experience.
Retailers are gearing up for a nerve-wracking final week before Christmas as mounting uncertainty clouds the crucial festive trading period.
2019-03-18T06:30:00ZPromotional research for Springboard
In a week where Storm Gareth roared across most of the country, footfall saw an annual decline of -1.7%, albeit a significant improvement upon the decline of -5.9% of the same week last year when snow and rain covered the country causing large drops to all retail locations.
More than a third of customers are visiting their local high street less often than they did two years ago, according to exclusive Retail Week research.
The retail weather forecast from Saturday March 16 to Friday March 22, 2019: Wet at first, then warming