High streets enjoy busy Easter

However, the data from retail intelligence specialist Springboard show that footfall was down by 2% overall as footfall in retail parks and shopping centres dropped by 2.3% and 8% respectively over the three days.

Springboard insights director Diane Wehrle said: “High streets have led the surge in footfall across the UK this Easter due to their adaptability and diverse hospitality offering, which supports their ability to respond to trends more quickly than retail parks and shopping centres.”

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While footfall declined on Good Friday by 5.9%, it increased by 4.6% on Easter Saturday compared to last year. Whilst Easter Sunday was not a retail trading day, footfall on high streets, many of which staged events over Easter, was up 1.8% on Easter Sunday last year.

Springboard said the trend for increased footfall outside of retail hours continues, indicating food and beverage…