Data: Footfall recovery in October gives retailers hope for Christmas

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Footfall across high streets, retail parks and shopping centres showed an improvement in October, leaving the sector optimistic about a strong start to Black Friday and Christmas.

In the four-week period from October 3 to October 30, 2021, footfall across the UK improved to -13.4% of pre-pandemic levels, compared with -17.4% in September, according to the latest Springboard footfall monitor. 

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