UK retailers suffer worst May in six years as footfall plummets

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UK retailers suffered the steepest level of monthly footfall decline in six years during May, according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium.

The latest BRC-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor showed that footfall declined by 3.5% in May, compared to the same point last year where it declined by just 0.4%.

The falling footfall figures were across all retail destinations as well, with high street footfall declining 4.8%, retail parks falling 0.8% and shopping centres by 3.6%.

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