High Street footfall up

Footfall Monitor, June 2013: BRC

  • High street (1.4%) and out-of-town (0.6%) locations both reported footfall increases above the UK average.
  • The footfall trend in shopping centre locations remained in negative territory, falling 3.0% from a 1.7% decline in May
  • Greater London reported a rise in footfall above the UK average (2.4%).
  • In the first six months of 2013, footfall fell on average 1.5% compared with a 2.9% decline during the same period in 2012.

 

Mixed picture for footfall

I’ve been away and it might take a while for me to catch up – but here we go

Footfall Monitor, May 2013: BRC

  • Footfall in May was 0.7% lower than a year ago, down from the 1.0% rise in April.
  • Footfall in out-of-town locations continued its good performance from April, rising 1.2% in May compared with a year ago, its best performance since November 2012.
  • The high street (-1.0%) and shopping centre (-1.7%) locations both reported footfall below the UK average.
  • The hardest hit parts of the UK were Northern Ireland (-3.1%), the West Midlands (-2.9%) and East Midlands (-2.6%).

Footfall on the increase

Footfall and vacancies monitor: BRC

  • Footfall in April was 1.0% higher than a year ago, an improvement on the 5.2% fall in March.
  • This is the strongest performance since December 2011 when footfall increased 5.7%.
  • High streets reported the greatest rise (3.4%), the strongest performance since December 2011, followed by out-of-town (0.3%).
  • The national town centre vacancy rate in the UK was 11.9% in April 2013, up from 10.9% in January 2013, the highest rate since the survey began in July 2011.
  • Footfall in shopping centres fell 3.0% in April, its worst performance since January 2013.

 

Footfall in High Streets improves

Footfall Monitor: BRC

  • Footfall in February was 0.8% higher than a year ago, an improvement on the 4.6% decline in January.
  • Footfall improved on high streets with a 2.7% increase compared with a year earlier, the strongest growth since December 2011.
  • Footfall in shopping centres (-1.6%) and out-of-town (-1.5%) locations fell; however, this is a significant improvement on January’s figures.

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.