The Year That Was 2021

Springboard’s Annual Review

Springboard’s annual review of 2021 looks back at the performance of retail throughout 2021, encompassing key trends in footfall, store capture rates, store sales, online spending, vacancies and consumer confidence over the year from January to December.

The continuing impact of Covid means for the second consecutive year our review is shaped by a lockdown and closure of retail, which began immediately after Christmas 2020 and lasted until mid April 2021.