Experian Footfall Index: back to school boosts high street visits

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Experian: back to school boost

Experian: back to school boost

Consumer behaviour analyst Experian has released shopper footfall data for the week commencing 29 August 2011 in the UK. It reveals: 

Experian Retail FootFall Index – UK National Weekly: 

Change for week 35 (29 August 2011–4 September 2011): +1.4%                                   

Change for week 35 year-on-year: +0.4 %

Experian Retail FootFall Index – Retail Park Weekly: 

Change for week 35 (29August 2011–4September 2011): -1.4 %

Change for week 35 year-on-year: +0.9%

There was an uplift of 1.4% this week in the UK National Index compared to last week. Against the same week last year, the Index also shows an increase of 0.4%, the first year-on-year positive performance seen since June. The growth can partly be credited to the back to school rush as well as the Bank Holiday weekend encouraging consumers to go shopping, said Experian.

The Index showed this Bank Holiday had 1.8% more visitors compared to the same weekend last year. Similar patterns were reported in the Retail Park Index showing a year-on-year percentage increase of 0.9%.