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Data reveals slump in footfall during a testing December for retailers

According to the latest BRC-Springboard monthly data, UK Total Retail Footfall fell 3.5% in December, the worst result for any month since March 2013 reflecting a Monday Christmas, poor weather and the inexorable consumer migration online. Alarmingly, all three of the BRC-Springboard’s retail classifications recorded a reduction in footfall; retail parks notched up the strongest overall momentum of the three formats, down 0.6% year-on-year, with the high street 4.6% lower year-on-year and shopping centres down 3.8%.

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