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Easter saw decline in UK shoppers

By Don-Alvin Adegeest

29 Mar 2016

With only a few rays of sunshine over the Easter weekend - on Good Friday - it was unsurprising to see a drop in retail footfall, which fell 6.4 percent on last year.

There were predictions for a small rise in visitors to stores and shopping centres over the four-day holiday, however the only increase was on sunny Friday, which saw a 9.2 percent rise of shoppers visit retail centres.

The high street fared less well and saw a 11.5 percent decline in footfall, whereas Easter weekend visits to shopping centers, retail parks and high streets dropped between 6 percent and 10.5 percent on Saturday and Monday compared to last Easter.

The public holiday on Easter Monday is usually the biggest shopping day but footfall in shopping centres was down 16 percent on Monday morning and dropped 11.5 percent on high streets.

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