No footfall equals no business. It really is that simple. For this reason, it’s imperative that you explore new and exciting ways of constantly increasing the foot traffic of your retail store.
Small Business Saturday sales for 2016 amounted to a spend of £717m – a growth of 15 per cent year-on-year.
Sarah Mandeville, recruitment manager at Gekko, provides insight on how you can get the most out of retail surge periods such as Black Friday and Christmas – emphasising the importance of proper training and instilling a sense of competition.
Retail footfall figures dropped again in August, putting extra pressure on retailers to respond.
The last weekend of summer brought bleak weather along with it, but the washout over the three-day bank holiday period resulted in a surge of British consumers heading to shopping centres and retail parks.
As British retailers try different methods to achieve customer retention, loyalty rewards are named the top method of getting people into stores.
In line with many previous reports, footfall on the high street continues to fall, with only one monthly exception this year. However, people are dropping more money in out-of-town centres, showing it isn't all going digital.
Although high streets have reported a 1.7 per cent decline in footfall in July, with shopping centres sharing the same fate, there is good news to be seen in the BRC/springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor report.
Britain's shoppers hit the high street in greater numbers last month, with total recorded retail footfall 1.8 per cent higher than this time last year and a 2.6 per cent boost for High Streets alone.
Retail footfall fell again in February after a strong start this year, according to new figures by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Retail footfall in January was 1.6 per cent higher than in the same month last year, and shop vacancies have fallen slightly, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).