Shoppers shun ‘Super Saturday’ as footfall declines


Footfall during the Saturday before Christmas declined year on year according to new data.

‘Super Saturday’ registered an annual decline in footfall of 7.6% compared with a 0.7% year-on-year decline the previous year.

Over the whole week footfall increased 2.3% however this is less than the 9.6% increase compared with the same period the previous year according to the latest figures from Springboard.

High streets and shopping centres were the worst affected and both registered year-on-year footfall decline of -8% and -7.2% respectively.

The decline in footfall at retail parks was more modest at -5.5%.

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