Retail footfall slides in ‘wettest February on record’

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February proved a washout for retail footfall and three named storms prompted falling shopper numbers across all retail location categories.

Retail footfall slumped 2% overall in February, below the three- and 12-month average declines of 0.8% and 0.3% respectively, according to the BRC-ShopperTrak Monitor.

Shopper numbers declined across all retail location categories, but the steepest decline was registered across shopping centres, where footfall dropped 7% year on year in comparison with three- and 12-month average falls of 5.4% and 4.3% respectively.

High street footfall slid 2.5% year on year in comparison with average three- and 12-month increases of 1.1% and 0.2% respectively.

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