Footfall declines again as autumn rain keeps shoppers away

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The number of people visiting bricks-and-mortar stores across the UK fell again in October, according to the latest footfall figures.

Shopper numbers slipped in October by 3.2% year on year, a fall that was steeper than in September and both the three- and 12-month averages.

Footfall declined across the high street, retail parks and shopping centres, according to the figures from the BRC-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor.

Footfall on the high street fell 4.9%, again at a steeper rate of decline than in September and above the three-month average decline of 2.8%.

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