ShopperTrak commentary for w/c 3rd April

ShopperTrak Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
Change for week 14 (3rd April 2017 – 9th April 2017): +0.8%
Change for week 14 Year-on-Year: -6.4% 

ShopperTrak Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
Change for week 14 (3rd April 2017 – 9th April 2017):  -0.5%
Change for week 14 Year-on-Year: +2.1%


The ShopperTrak National Retail Index is reporting an increase Week-on-Week of +0.8% and a decrease of -6.4% Year-on-Year.  The weekend showed a decrease of -5.0% Year-on-Year and the Year-to-Date trend reports -2.9% compared to the previous week. Furthermore, the figure recorded is worse than last year, at -2.0%.

Northern Ireland was the only region to see a Year-on-Year increase, of +1.3%; all other regions suffered a Year-on-Year decrease. The region to realise the highest decrease was the Eastern region, of -13.3%, followed by South West & Wales, of -9.7%. Scotland was the region to suffer the lowest decrease of -3.2%.

Scotland saw the highest increase on the week of +6.8%, followed by the North West region, with an increase of +6.0%. The region to realise the lowest increase was the Yorkshire-Humber, of 1.8%. With a decrease of -5.9%, the West Midlands saw the highest decrease on the week, followed by Northern Ireland, with a drop of -4.1%.  South West & Wales realised the lowest decrease of -1.7%.

Within Retail Parks, the ShopperTrak Index reported an increase of +2.1% in Year-on-Year footfall and a decrease of -2.1% on the week. The weekend showed a -2.9% Year-on-Year change.


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