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FOOTFALL COMMENTARY FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING THE 14TH APRIL 2014

by ShopperTrak on 23-04-14

The FootFall National Retail Index is reporting negative growth of -7.9% Week-on-Week and an improvement of +3.1% Year-on-Year. Comparing this Easter weekend to Easter last year, a -13.7% decline in performance year-on-year is being reported, perhaps due to a combination of disappointing weather and relative distance to pay day compared with Easter last year. The...

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DISAPPOINTING UK CONSUMER TRAFFIC OVER EASTER WEEKEND

by ShopperTrak on 22-04-14

With a late Easter leading to low consumer footfall levels in March, UK retailers were hoping for a much-needed boost over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Unfortunately, a surge in shopper traffic did not materialise – with year on year footfall falling short until Easter Monday. According to FootFall’s latest UK Retail Index figures, national...

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FOOTFALL COMMENTARY FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING 7TH APRIL 2014

by ShopperTrak on 15-04-14

The Experian FootFall National Retail Index is reporting growth of +4.7% Week-on-Week and a decline of -1.4% Year-on-Year. Looking at the Daily Index, Tuesday and Sunday are the only days of the week showing improvement year-on-year. Overall the weekend reported a -2.5% decline year-on-year.

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HOW DO RETAILERS ADAPT TO CHANGES IN OPENING HOURS?

by ShopperTrak on 11-04-14

UK retailers could soon be embracing new profit opportunities, following calls by members of the country’s parliament to relax regulations around Sunday trading. However, although this presents the possibility of lucrative footfall increase, it also raises new workforce management dilemmas. At present, shops in the UK that measure more than 280 square metres are only...

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FOOTFALL COMMENTARY FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING 31ST MARCH 2014

by ShopperTrak on 07-04-14

The Experian FootFall National Retail Index is reporting a decline of -7.7% Week-on-Week and -4.5% Year-on-Year. Looking at the Daily Index, the weekdays are all reporting a decline year-on-year. However, the weekend reported a +8.6% improvement overall year-on-year.

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USING SITE ANALYTICS TO FIGHT THE STAFF TURNOVER BATTLE

by ShopperTrak on 07-04-14

Staff turnover in the retail industry is an ongoing problem – a recent report published in the UK revealed that replacing employees costs the country £673million per year, with companies spending more than £20,000 recruiting staff with salaries of £25,000 or higher.

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FOOTFALL COMMENTARY FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING 24TH MARCH 2014

by ShopperTrak on 01-04-14

FootFall UK Retail Index The FootFall National Retail Index is reporting an improvement of +6.0% Week-on-Week and +3.7% Year-on-Year. The great performance this week will have been influenced by the teachers’ strike mid-week which impacted most regions, resulting in uplift on Wednesday of between 12-21%. Also consumers preparing for Mother’s Day on Sunday and the...

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STRIKING SURGE: HOW DOES THE NEWS AGENDA IMPACT FOOTFALL?

by ShopperTrak on 27-03-14

On Wednesday 26th March, teachers across the UK went on strike over working conditions, causing distruption across the country. Hundreds of schools were forced to close, meaning thousands of children received an impromptu day off – a headache for parents but a bonus for retailers and vendors.

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