Shopper traffic fell 2.2% year-on-year in July, Experian’s Retail Footfall Index showed.
July is normally expected to deliver high footfall as a result of the combination of school holidays, summer Sales and holiday buying.
There are several possible reasons for the decline: summer Sales started earlier this year and the rising cost of living is making consumers think twice before spending.
The UK retail park index showed a 1% year-on-year increase.
|AREA||YEAR ON YEAR COMPARISON|
|South West and Wales||-2.34%|
|UK National Index||-2.20%|