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Shopping centre footfall fell sharply
Retail parks, home to many of the UK's largest furniture and floorcoverings retailers, near maintained footfall last month.

 

Out-of-town destinations attracted 0.4 percent fewer shoppers compared with June 2017, when footfall had increased 2.3 percent.


The figures are from the BRC-Springboard Footfall Monitor, a monthly survey of the three main types of physical retail destination.


Overall retail footfall fell for a seventh straight month, down 0.9 percent year-on-year, with shopping centres (-3.4pc) largely responsible for the decline.


High street footfall was up 0.1 percent, though rising visits outside daytime hours suggested it was leisure, not retail, that boosted the figure.