Retail sales slump at end of 2017

Footfall in December fell by -3.5% from December 2016, when it had decreased by 0.2%. On a three-month basis, footfall fell by -1.9%, the largest drop since April 2016.

“The drop in footfall of -3.3% in the weeks leading up to Christmas provided a heads up for December, with the final outcome of -3.5% of little surprise.  This is a significant weakening in performance from December 2016 when footfall in retail destinations dropped by just…” Diane Wehrle, Marketing & Insights Director at Springboard.  More…..