Analysis: After festive footfall miracle, is bricks-and-mortar having a renaissance?

Carnaby Street Christmas 2022

As a fuller picture of Christmas trading begins to take shape, it is emerging that retailers with stores fared better. Is bricks-and-mortar back for good, or will a new year bring new headaches?

Despite the ongoing pressures of the cost-of-living crisis on disposable income and the disruption of rolling rail strikes, footfall to all UK retail destinations rose 5.8% month on month in December, according to data from Springboard.

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