Springboard have released our 2017 UK Footfall Review.
“2016 represented the start of what is undoubtedly a seminal period in our economic and political history. Whilst the retail sector will not be immune to changes in how we trade once we leave the EU, indicators of the trading performance of retail destinations over the past year do not point to any significant adverse impact to date, despite there already being some inflationary pressure.”
Springboard’s UK 2017 Footfall review looks at the changes in footfall, online activity and sales throughout the year. Whilst providing vital insights for the year as a whole, the 2017 review also highlights key trading dates such bank holiday weekends to reveal their impact on the retail environment.
The review features a footfall breakdown for each retail sector (High Streets, Shopping Centres and Retail Parks), our vacancy rate results throughout 2017 and a prediction for themes to look out for in bricks and mortar in 2018.
"Footfall continued its long term decline in 2017, although all of the decline occurred during day time hours, with footfall increasing post 5pm."