Black Friday retail footfall will be ‘subdued’, claims survey


Higher interest rates and inflation will continue to have an effect on consumer spending, warns latest MRI Software consumer report.

MRI Software’s latest consumer report predicts that weekly footfall is set to rise by 7.6% across all UK outlets compared with an average increase of 9.7% in 2021 and 2022.

Pre-pandemic, the average week-on-week rise over Black Friday increased by 21%.

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