Experian Footfall

Experian Footfall data for Week 18, 2010

May 3, 2010 to May 9, 2010

  • The National Retail FootFall Index experienced an expected week-on-week fall of 4.9%, although compared to the same week last year, the index showed a positive performance of 1.7%. It has been an interesting week, starting with the wet May Day Spring Bank Holiday Monday resulting in a substantial 4.9% increase in comparison to the same Bank Holiday last year.

  • Later in the week was the General Election; the impact of post election night on the index, when many will have stayed up to see results as they came in, or participated in the events around the country, showed that on Friday there were 1.9% fewer shoppers on the high street compared to the same Friday last year. However, the Retail Park Index showed a year-on-year decline of 1.0% for the week, with Bank Holiday Monday exhibiting a 3.2% fall compared to the same Bank Holiday last year, suggesting that the wet weather may have dampened consumers’ opportunities to shop for home & garden requirements, whilst encouraging ‘comparison type’ high street shopping trips instead.

UK National Index Chart

UK National Weekly index
Change for week 18, week-on-week: -4.91%
Change for week 18, year-on-year: +1.72%

Department Store Index chart

UK Department Store Index
Change for week 18, week-on-week: +5.95%
Change for week 18, year-on-year: +9.27%

Retail Parks Index chart

UK Retail Park Index
Change for week 18, week-on-week: -0.89%
Change for week 18, year-on-year: -1.02%

SOURCE

The Experian FootFall indices are a national benchmark of visitor numbers to UK shopping centres. For further information, please visit footfall.com.