November completed a year of declining footfall
Retail footfall fell for the 12th consecutive month in November.
Footfall at high streets, retail parks and shopping centres fell by 3.2%, the largest November decline since at least 2009. In November 2017 footfall rose by 0.2%.
High street and shopping centre footfall was 3.8% lower while retail parks saw a 1.4% decline, according to the British Retail Consortium - Springboard Footfall Monitor.
‘The 3.2% drop in footfall in November is indisputable evidence that Black Friday delivers no tangible benefit to bricks and mortar stores,’ said Diane Wehrle, Springboard's marketing and insights director.
‘Whilst online shopping was inevitably more prevalent than in other months, the vast majority of spending still remained in store and this is what Black Friday impacts adversely.’