UK retailers suffer worst May in six years as footfall plummets


UK retailers suffered the steepest level of monthly footfall decline in six years during May, according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium.

The latest BRC-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor showed that footfall declined by 3.5% in May, compared to the same point last year where it declined by just 0.4%.

The falling footfall figures were across all retail destinations as well, with high street footfall declining 4.8%, retail parks falling 0.8% and shopping centres by 3.6%.

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