Data: Footfall soars after reopening but recovery lags behind pre-pandemic

Halifax town centre

Figures from both Springboard and the BRC show strong footfall recovery since non-essential stores reopened in April but the numbers are still down on pre-pandemic levels.

Springboard data showed that across high streets, shopping centres and retail parks, year-on-year footfall recovery for April was strong but still lagged behind 2019 levels by 32.7%. 

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