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Slow footfall over New Year weekend, according to retail insights company

But it is good news for online sales, which climbed 6.8 per cent year-on-year across the weekend


The opening Bank holiday weekend of 2017 was slow for bricks and mortar retailers, according to new figures from retail performance insight company Springboard.

There was a drop in footfall with bad weather and trading hours being blamed for driving shoppers online.

Springboard says shopping centres were hardest hit on New Year’s Day, but added footfall in general was down 16.1 per cent across all retail outlets.

Interestingly, Springboard says the number of shoppers on the on high street fell 2.4 per cent, compared with a 5.1 per cent decline on December 31 2015.

There was, however, an increase in online shopping which was boosted by 6.8 per cent - including 18.2 per cent on New Year's Eve.



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