High Street

October footfall ‘wobble’ sparks fresh concern for UK high street

October saw a 7.4% drop in UK store visits, the biggest year-on-year drop since July, while average weekly footfall was down 2.9% compared with September.
According to Ipsos Retail Performance’s latest Retail Traffic Index (RTI) the areas with the highest decline in store visits were south west England and Wales, followed by the Midlands, which saw decreases of 11.3% and 7.9% respectively.

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