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News coverage - a round up of industry news featuring Springboards data and insights

14 April 2021


We know that information is key when dealing with uncertain times, such as the one we’re currently facing with COVID-19. Springboard’s data has been used within the media to help provide some much-needed context. Below are some of the articles that Springboard has contributed to. These articles will be updated as/when they’re available.

If you would like to talk to us about our data or for any press enquiries please email us at media@spring-board.info


Wednesday 2nd December

BBC Christmas: Shops offer early festive discounts in battle for survival

Daily Telegraph Retailers set for busiest day this year as shops reopen for festive trading


Monday 30th November 

The Telegraph Pubs being 'singled out' while retailers enjoy festive bonanza

Reuters UK shopper numbers down 56.9% as English lockdown takes toll

The Guardian London suffers worst fall in job vacancies among major European cities

Drapers Black Friday delivers footfall boost

Metro UK shopper numbers down 56.9% as English lockdown takes toll 

City A.M Black Friday boosts central London shopper numbers despite lockdown 


Friday 27th November

Retail Week Smiling through tiers: Retailers pin hopes on ‘busier December’ as lockdown lifts

Daily Mail Black Friday cyber bonanza: eBay sells two items a SECOND, Currys PC World site crashes and John Lewis sales soar by 35% in online bargain frenzy (but high streets remain eerily deserted)


Monday 23rd November

Marketing Week Radio listening, consumer confidence, Black Friday: 5 interesting stats to start your week

Internet Retailing PEAK 2020 Non-essential shops can reopen next week, while latest footfall figures promising – although surveys show shoppers buying for Christmas online this year

Retail Destination Lockdowns continue to tip the footfall scales across the country

Drapers UK footfall rises despite lockdown restrictions

Women's Wear Daily He’s No Grinch: Johnson Reopens Retail, Says Christmas Will Go Ahead

Mail Online UK shoppers drop 55% as English lockdown bites

The Daily Telegraph Vaccine complacency runs risk of third wave, Haldane warns

City A.M Coronavirus lockdown: Central London retail footfall plunges 80 per cent

Retail Times Footfall across all retail destinations throughout the UK was -55.4% last week in comparison to year before, Springboard reports

Reuters UK shoppers drop 55% as English lockdown bites


Saturday 21st November

Financial Times Drive-throughs take the prize as hottest retail spots around


Friday 20th November 

City AM Black Friday: Click and collect to boost retail park footfall as high streets suffer

Drapers Online Black Friday footfall to plummet under lockdowns

Yahoo Finance UK retail records sixth consecutive month of growth in October


Thursday 19th November 

Speciality Food Magazine Second lockdown: How are indie retailers faring?

Daily Telegraph One in three restaurants, bars and hotels don't expect to survive winter


Tuesday 17th November 

Retail Gazette UK footfall shows signs of resuuence despite England's second lockdown


Monday 16th November

Reuters UK UK shopper numbers plunge as English lockdown makes impact

City AM UK retail footfall 'more resilient' in second lockdown

CNBC Retailers must ‘revolutionize’ their proposition and avoid unnecessary discounting

Daily Telegraph FTSE surges again on Moderna vaccine breakthrough

Daily Mail UK shopper numbers plunge as English lockdown makes impact

Retail Times Footfall demonstrably more resilient than in first complete week of lockdown in March, Springboard reports


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