Platinum jubilee drives footfall bounce as grocers report strong trading

Union and jubilee flags

The extended platinum jubilee bank holiday was a boon for retail footfall, as some grocers reported strong sales in alcohol and commemorative food products despite the cost-of-living crisis.

Total UK footfall rose by 6.9% over the four-day weekend, compared with the average for May, according to the latest footfall figures from the British Retail Consortium and Sensormatic IQ.

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