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Footfall in shops across the UK still far behind pre-pandemic levels

Footfall in shops across the UK still far behind pre-pandemic levels

It is hoped that things will improve as more restrictions are lifted

Scotland’s retailers are still struggling to attract the same number of shoppers as before the pandemic, according to an industry body,

Figures provided by the Scottish Retail Consortium show footfall for retailers is down 27.1% in July on the same month in 2019.

This compares to a 28% decrease across the UK.

Scotland has the fifth worst figures of UK areas, after London (-39.4%), England as a whole (-28.7%), North East England (-28.3) and Yorkshire and the Humber (-27.5%).

Northern Ireland saw the shallowest footfall decline of the UK nations at -19.9%, followed by Wales at -25.8%.

Glasgow is performing better than every other UK city measured other than Belfast and Cardiff, but footfall there is still down 26.1%.

The figures come from British Retail Consortium-Sensormatic IQ data.

Content provided by Radio NewsHub. Originally published on 2021-08-06 10:00:00.

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