UK retailers see 6% drop in shopper numbers in March

Consumers abandon high street during bad weather, prompting steepest fall since 2010

Dismal weather kept consumers away from the high street last month, prompting the steepest drop in shopper numbers since the end of 2010.

The number of people visiting shops in March dropped 6% compared with the same month last year after strong winds and snow hit the UK. A survey of Visa card users indicated that consumer spending slid 2% in March, rounding off a poor start to the year for the retail sector.

Source: FS – All – Economy – News 2
UK retailers see 6% drop in shopper numbers in March