HIGH STREET: Shopper numbers back in decline

Latest figures have shown that June's shopper footfall numbers have declined across the UK.
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After the surprise year-on-year growth in retail sales and traffic in May, latest figures from the Retail Traffic Index (RTI) by analysts SPSL, show that shopper footfall numbers bounced back into the red in June. Figures were down across the UK as a whole, but were hit worst at regional shopping centres.

The number of shoppers entering non-food retail outlets in the UK fell by 1.3 per cent in June against May and by the same 1.3 per cent against June last year. Shopper numbers to retail outlets within regional shopping centres, however, were down by 4.9 per cent year-on-year as shoppers react for the second month running to fuel price increases.

SPSL’s retail psychologist, Dr Tim Denison explained: “Nobody had seriously expected anything other than a return to negative year-on-year retail comparisons in June. Times continue to be very challenging both in the retail trade and the wider economy.

"Whereas over the past few years it has very much been consumer and public spending that have kept the economy growing, both have now slowed significantly with little prospect of any other sector stepping in to pick up the baton."



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