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Westfield reports footfall rise in July

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, owners of shopping centre chain Westfield has reported a rise in footfall in July, with almost eight million shoppers visiting its London centres in Stratford and White City.

Westfield said it was “bucking the trend” in the retail market, as shopping centre footfall continues to fall, dropping by 3.1% last month, according to latest footfall figures from Springboard.

The company reported a 6.4% year-on-year increase in footfall for the six months to 30 June 2019, with 39.72 million visitors across both centres, sales also rose by 7.1% in the UK for H1.

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A company statement said: “Following a record 81.8 million visitors in 2018 across our London destinations, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City have continued to buck the wider industry trend, with a 6.4% year-over-year uplift in footfall for H1 2019 with almost eight million shoppers visiting the centres since the beginning of July.”

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