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Boxing Day sales: Footfall slumps as bad weather hits UK – BBC News, BBC News

Boxing Day sales: Footfall slumps as bad weather hits UK – BBC News, BBC News


        

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Black Friday discounts and bad weather have been blamed for a decline in Boxing Day shoppers, with retail analysts reporting a fall in the number of people heading for the sales.

Springboard, which analyzes customer activity in stores, said footfall up until midday had seen the largest decline since (**********************, dropping by 10. 6%.

It said Boxing Day was becoming less important as a trading day.

But there were still queues for some shops from as early as (************************************: 150 GMT.

The footfall figures were the largest decline of any year since data was first published by Springboard 30 years ago. The retail data analyst examines information from UK High Street and shopping center cameras.

(Diane Wehrle, insights director at Springboard, said the final figures might improve but they are still likely to be substantially down on last year.

She said many consumers were still celebrating Christmas with their family on Boxing Day, while the rainy weather, online shopping and increased black friday spending were also possible factors for the drop in footfall.

“Boxing Day is indisputably a less important trading day than it once was, “Ms Wehrle said.

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Some bargain-hunters did brave the rain, with some shoppers on London’s Oxford Street waiting for stores to open at 9am.

Others queued outside Selfridges in Greater Manchester’s Trafford Center at 4. (am.

As the doors to Next opened in Liverpool at (*************************************: ********************************** GMT, more than people were waiting outside the store.

A total of £ 3.7 billion was expected to be spent in the Boxing Day sales, according to Barclaycard, with four in 30 UK adults predicted to spend an average of £ 320 each.

But environmental concerns were also expected to drive down buying, with shoppers also predicted to spend £ 549 million less in post-Christmas sales this year compared to last ye en.

Opinium Research surveyed 2, 10 UK adults online for Barclaycard between November and 3 December. *********             

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