Experian retail insight: June 2010

FootFall rises in June 2010 by 0.1% compared to June 2009

World Cup and improvement in weather conditions prevents any significant rise in footfall    

London, 7 July 2010 — The Experian FootFall UK National Index for June 2010 saw a modest year-on-year performance of 0.1 per cent.  Meanwhile, the Retail Park Index reported a year-on-year decline of 0.8 per cent, despite signs of recovery at the end of the month after England were knocked out of the World Cup.

Area

Year on year comparison

Regional Index East Midlands

-0.6%

Regional Index Eastern

-3.0%

Regional Index London

-0.6%

Regional Index North East

-4.3%

Regional Index North West

-2.7%

Regional Index Scotland

0.5%

Regional Index South East

0.5%

Regional Index South West and Wales

9.2%

Regional Index West Midlands

1.4%

Regional Index Yorkshire-Humber

-1.7%

UK National Index

0.1%

 

Neil Bennett, senior analyst, Experian FootFall comments: 

“June is a month where customarily footfall recovers from a lull in May, caused by Bank Holidays, so typically we see some recovery.  This year there was only one Bank Holiday that fell in the reporting month compared with 2009, so the bounce back was not expected to be as marked as 2009, when footfall was 1.4 per cent up on May’s figures.

“Additionally, the results for key dates in June 2010 were impacted by an improvement in weather conditions and England football fans staying away from the shops.

Footfall was heavily impacted on Sunday 27th June when the country watched the England match against Germany.  With England now knocked out, many retailers will be welcoming ‘business as usual’ at the start of July.”

ENDS

Contact:

Stephanie Dobson

Experian Public Relations

0115 99 22515

stephanie.dobson@experian.com

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