UK footfall holding up after Brexit vote

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.

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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.”

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