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

Sep 29, 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.


Wednesday 13th October

The Times Christmas tills to ring more quietly on high street


Tuesday 12th October

Drapers Bumper Black Friday predicted


Monday 11th October

Sky News Black Friday boost expected as anxious shoppers stock up early for Christmas

Fashion United Christmas to come early with shoppers wary of supply chain issues


Friday 8th October

Retail Gazette Retail footfall improves in September


Thursday 7th October

Retail Week Data: Footfall climbs in September as shoppers return to the office

City A.M. Covid pandemic accounts for around 15 per cent drop in retail footfall

Retail Sector Footfall continues steady improvement in September | News


Sunday 1st October

The Times London’s mojo is rising…but it’s still not quite like the old times


Tuesday 28th September

The Times Returning to office workers give high street a boost


Monday 27th September

City A.M. London is back: Footfall boost as Brits return to city centres

Reuters Shoppers in central London up 6.5% as workers return to offices – Springboard

Drapers Return to office prompts fashion footfall rise

London South East London close: Rolls-Royce locks in gains in mixed day for stocks

U.S. News Shoppers in Central London up 6.5% as Workers Return to Offices – Springboard

Retail Times Retail footfall increases as workers return to the office, Springboard reports

Metro US Shoppers in central London up 6.5% as workers return to offices – Springboard


Tuesday 14th September

Retail Gazette Footfall down 4.2% last week despite central London seeing returns to office

Belfast Telegraph School returns push Northern Ireland footfall down 5.2%

Retail Sector Footfall declines 4.2% despite signs of office return


Monday 13th September

The Guardian Visits to uK retail destinations fell by 4.2% last week, as the end of the summer holiday break hit shopping.

City A.M. Gradual recovery: Central London shows signs of return to the office

Fashion Network Hope for city centre retail as office workers return

Drapers Back to school prompts footfall drop

Fashion United UK footfall falls, but signs emerge of workers returning to offices



Thursday 2nd September

Sky News Staycation boost for high street as footfall improves in August

The Telegraph “Turning point for bricks and mortar”

The Guardian Britons holidaying in UK give welcome boost to high street

Reuters UK shopper numbers improve in August, narrowing gap on pre-pandemic level

Independent Staycations help maintain recovery in shopper footfall in August

Retail Week Data: Soaring footfall in August suggests light at the end of tunnel for retail

Retail Gazette Staycations help boost August footfall


Wednesday 1st September

City A.M Bank holiday weekend busiest spending period since Christmas 2019


Tuesday 24th August

The Times Rain keeps shoppers home and dry as consumer footfall declines

The Irish News Supermarket shopping behaviour moving away from stockpiling


Monday 23rd August

The Guardian UK and US private sector growth hit by Delta variant and shortages – as it happened

Retail Gazette UK footfall drops as wet weather dampens demand

Drapers Rainy weather dampens footfall

Fashion United A quiet August leads to drop in footfall and retail sales


Wednesday 11th August

Retail Sector Summer holidays boost UK footfall

Tuesday 10th August

The Times BRC/KPMG survey: Retail sales growth slows as rival attractions open their doors

The Guardian More high street stores close as retail recovery stutters

Retail Gazette School summer holiday period sees UK footfall rise

Retail Destination Retail footfall edges closer to pre-pandemic


Monday 9th August

Reuters UK shopper numbers get school holidays boost – Springboard


Thursday 5th August

The Guardian Inflation and ‘pingdemic’ slow UK’s service sector recovery

Retail Times Pingdemic panic ahead of summer holiday season impacts footfall across UK retail destinations, Springboard reports

Retail Week Data: ‘Pingdemic’ hits footfall after short-lived ‘freedom day’ boost

Halifax High streets lead weekly rise in retail footfall – Springboard.


Monday 26th July

Financial Times London’s West End reports post-Freedom Day jump in footfall

The Guardian Despite UK’s vaccine success, it will take time for consumer habits to return

Retail Gazette Footfall up 3.3% in week of Freedom Day; but pingdemic hampers confidence

The Guardian UK’s economy ‘not out of the woods’ after lockdown, Bank of England policymaker warns

Fashion Network UK footfall up in heatwave, but shoppers cautious as Covid cases grow

Retail Sector Footfall rises 3.3% but ‘pingdemic’ slows growth


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