News coverage – a round up of industry news featuring Springboard’s data and insights

Jul 23, 2021

Springboard’s footfall benchmarks are the most extensive and up to date within the industry and trusted by the media (BBC, Sky and ITV) and UK government.


Monday 19th July

Reuters UK shopper numbers up 0.9% last week on weather boost

The Daily Telegraph Global markets slide as Delta fears mount

Retail Gazette Retail footfall only edged up 0.9% last week

Daily Mail UK shopper numbers up 0.9% last week on weather boost

Reuters UK shopper numbers to jump a fifth after COVID rules lifted – Springboard

Evening Standard Retail and recruitment firms see growth ahead of ‘freedom day’, but normality a way off for some businesses

Retail Gazette Retail footfall to soar following Freedom Day

Retail Times Footfall across UK destinations rose by +0.9% last week, Springboard reports

Retail Week Data: Retail footfall set to soar as long-awaited ‘freedom day’ dawns

Daily Mail Bonanza on the high street as the number of shoppers is set to skyrocket this week with footfall set to rise by a fifth across town centres

Fashion Network UK footfall flat last week but expect ‘Freedom Week’ jump – Springboard

US News UK Shopper Numbers up 0.9% Last Week on Weather Boost


Monday 12th July

Mail Online Football fails to boost footfall: UK shopper numbers stay flat

The Telegraph FTSE recovers on freedom day confirmation

Drapers Football fails to boost footfall levels

Retail Gazette Footfall to continue to strengthen over summer

Retail Times Despite the Euros gripping the nation, the football failed to boost footfall last week, Springboard reports


Thursday 8th July

Retail Week Data: Footfall in June stagnates as ‘freedom day’ pushed to July

City A.M. High streets see the most shoppers since the beginning of the pandemic

Drapers Spring bank holiday boosts June footfall

Fashion United UK footfall strengthens in June, but stagnates on postponement of ‘Freedom Day’

Retail Sector Footfall jumps in first week of June but stalls amid restriction delay


Wednesday 7th July

Evening Standard FTSE 100 set for flat start as concerns rise over end to Covid lockdown restrictions


Tuesday 29th June

Drapers ‘Variable weather’ knocks footfall

Retail Gazette UK retail footfall remains flat


Monday 28th June

The Daily Telegraph 800,000 workers at risk of leaving central London in Covid exodus

The Guardian Travel shares hit by summer ‘washout’ fears from tighter restrictions – as it happened

The Daily Telegraph Travel stock slide as EU restrictions tighten for British tourists

London South East London close: Tourism plays lead slump amid travel restriction fears

Retail Times Footfall across all UK retail destinations remained virtually static last week, Springboard reports

Fashion Network UK footfall stays sluggish in Central London


Monday 21st June

The Daily Telegraph No full-time return for most London office staff, firms warn

City A.M. Heavy rain waters down consumer enthusiasm as footfall slows

The Guardian Morrisons shares surge 34% after takeover approach China crackdown hits bitcoin – as it happened

Drapers Freedom Day delay and rain dampen footfall

Retail Gazette Rainy weather drives Brits away from UK high streets

Fashion Network Bad weather and delay of full lockdown end hit UK footfall

Retail Times Footfall in UK retail destinations declined by -3.1% last week, Springboard reports

Retail Times Retail return of the high street: how digital concepts will enhance traditional retail


Saturday 19th June

The Economist Retail parks are well-placed to weather lockdowns


Tuesday 15th June

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Monday 14th June

Reuters UK shopper numbers dip 6.7% last week after strong previous week

City A.M. Footfall shrinks despite summer sun thanks to post – Bank Holiday blues

Retail Times Footfall in UK retail destinations records -6.7% week on week decline

Drapers UK footfall suffers ‘bank holiday blues’

Daily Mail UK shopper numbers dip 6.7% last week after strong previous week


Thursday 10th June

Sky News COVID-19: Road traffic and ‘social’ spending soars as number of furloughed workers hits new low, figures show


Tuesday 8th June

The Guardian UK retail sales in May saw highest rise since start of Covid crisis


Monday 7th June

City A.M. Warm weather and half-term tempts shoppers back to the high street

The Telegraph ‘The Drain’ runs again as the City returns to life

Drapers Warm weather lifts footfall


Thursday 3rd June

BBC News Indoor dining boost drowned out by record May rain

Sky News Reopening of indoor hospitality fails to boost footfall

The Times Rain pours cold water on the great reopening

Financial Times Reopening hospitality in England fails to boost retail footfall in May

The Telegraph Shoppers face higher grocery bills as more EU red tape looms