According to figures released by the British Retail Consortium, retail footfall improved in February as more shoppers visited the UK’s high streets.
The BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor shows that total footfall rose 0.8% year- on-year in February, compared to a 4.6% decline in January.
Footfall on high streets grew by 2.7%, the strongest growth since December 2011. Footfall in shopping centres dropped 1.6% while out-of-town locations saw a 1.5% fall. However, the declines still represented a significant improvement on January’s figures.
The BRC attributed the rise in high street footfall to the milder weather in February compared to the snow-hit month in the previous year.
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