BCSC / FootFall Monitor – May 2015

by ShopperTrak on 06-15-15

In partnership with BCSC, we are delighted to provide you with the third issue of the BCSC / FootFall Monitor.  This issue reveals the UK shopping centre footfall data for May 2015.

Findings indicate:

  • largest centres saw footfall up 2.2% on May 2014 and up 2.5% on last month
  • this was against an overall drop of 0.7% across all UK shopping centres year-on-year and a fall of 3.3% compared with last month
  • London centres footfall were up 1.2% on last year and 2% month-on-month
  • the South West and the North West were the other two regions that bucked the national trend with footfall up 1.4% and 0.7% on last month respectively

The nation’s largest shopping centres are seeing a consistent rise in footfall against a wider trend of falling customer numbers, according to the latest BCSC/Footfall monitor data out today. The figures, indicate that it is the large shopping destinations, particularly in town and city centres that are attracting customers in their droves. This issue provides valuable information on shopping centre footfall in terms of centre size, location (out-of-town and in-town) and the night-time economy.

Commenting on the latest index, Robert Wilkinson, Strategic Account Director at FootFall, said:

“May’s good weather – which, unusually for Britain, fell on both Bank Holiday weekends – will have contributed to the dip in this month’s footfall overall, with shoppers mixing retail with other leisure activities over this period. In this vein, large shopping centres, which often incorporate restaurants and entertainment venues, fared well in May, up 2.5% on the previous month, with those located in town centres seeing the largest increase. We have also seen a shift towards night time economy, which could also be attributed to the advent of warmer weather and lighter evenings.”

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