Black Friday retail footfall below pre-pandemic levels amid cost of living crisis – as it happened | Business

Written by on December 4, 2022

Black Friday footfall below pre-pandemic levels

Shopper numbers at UK retailers are sharply below 2019 levels, despite an increase compared to last year.

Data provider Springboard reports that retail footfall was 7.3% higher this morning than last Friday, suggesting Black Friday bargains have lured some shoppers out. Shopping centres were almost busier, while high streets only recorded around 4% more visitors that last week.

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