Week two of store trading post-lockdown – what you need to know

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Footfall across UK retail destinations continued to climb in week two as more non-essential retail stores reopen, with Wales seeing a particular surge as lockdown regulations ease.

Non-essential retailers reopened their doors in England and Northern Ireland on June 15, with Welsh stores joining them on June 22. Stores in Scotland reopened on June 29, marking the start of a return to some form of normality across the UK.

Footfall across the UK remains low year on year at -49.8% less than the same period last year, though this marks a continued improvement from the all-time low of -80% at the height of lockdown, according to the latest footfall figures from Springboard.

The gradual reopening of stores has meant an upward trend across all regions. Wales, in particular, saw a surge in footfall as stores reopened to the public last week.


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