Experian Footfall data for Week 9, 2010
March 1, 2010 to March 7, 2010
- Although the week-on-week performance for the national index showed a decline of 1.0%, comparing the index with the same week last year shows an increase of 1.2%. The number of shoppers has lifted with the good weather and arrival of spring.
- The department store index continued to perform strongly this week with another increase of 1.1%, resulting in a positive growth on the same week last year of 2.7%. Although February saw retail sales rise 2.2%, there also came warnings not to read too much into the apparent “sales boom”, since this growth is compared with very weak figures last year. While their confidence appears to be increasing, shopper behaviour remains cautious.
UK National Weekly index
Change for week 9, week-on-week: -0.96%
Change for week 9, year-on-year: +1.21%
UK Department Store Index
Change for week 9, week-on-week: +1.05%
Change for week 9, year-on-year: +2.68%
UK Retail Park Index
Change for week 9, week-on-week: +1.70%
Change for week 9, year-on-year: +0.74%