March’s sun suggested upturn in fortunes for retailers, to be diminished by April’s heavy rainfall.
Shopper numbers decline by 7.8 per cent during the month.
Latest figures show the fourth consecutive month of year-on-year declines.
Latest Retail Traffic Index figures for the month show 0.1 per cent rise in footfall year-on-year.
December retail footfall is down slightly year-on-year, but up massively on November’s footfall.
Retail Traffic Index figures confirm footfall was up year-on-year during Christmas week and in the post-Christmas sales period.
Shopping trips are down by 8.5 per cent year-on-year, while online searches for toys double.
Figures from the Retail Traffic Index show a year-on-year drop of 3.1 per cent for the last month
Figures released today from the Retail Traffic Index (RTI) show fall of 0.9 per cent for Q3.
July shopper numbers fall year-on-year, but have risen compared to June.
Credit crunch on consumers working its way through to retailers, according to analyst, SPSL.
Retail Traffic Index figures decline almost twice the predicted 5.2 per cent.