Footfall down

Footfall & Vacancies Monitor: BRC

  • Footfall in January was 4.6% lower than a year ago, a poorer performance than the 1.2% fall in December. This is the weakest footfall figure since April 2012 when shopper numbers declined 6.9%.
  • Footfall weakened in all three locations compared with a year earlier. Out-of-town locations reported the greatest fall (-7.2%) followed by shopping centres (-5.2%) and high street (-3.3%) locations.
  • The national town centre vacancy rate in the UK was 10.9% in January 2013, down from 11.3% in October 2012.

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