New figures from retail analysts at Ipsos confirm that despite the Brexit vote, the UK is carrying on shopping regardless.
During October, average weekly footfall in the non-food sector was up 4.2% on September, double the same month-on-month average uplift since 2010.
However, year-on-year footfall was down 1.9% on October 2015. This was due to a poor footfall performance over half-term week, which was down 6% on the same period last year.
Around the country, London and the South East continued its impressive return to form, leading the regions with a -1.4% gap against 2015, whilst the North of England had the biggest improvement on September with a leap of +6.4%.
“This is another month of healthy footfall figures from the non-food sector,” said Dr Tim Denison, director of retail intelligence at Ipsos Retail Performance.
“There has been a lot of talk of a strengthening economic headwind, but it is important to remind ourselves of the current reality – people have taken the Brexit decision in their stride and are carrying on going about their daily shopping routine as normal.”