NO LAST-MINUTE \'DADS\' DASH\' FOR HIGH STREET SHOPS ON CHRISTMAS EVE

NO LAST-MINUTE 'DADS' DASH' FOR HIGH STREET SHOPS ON CHRISTMAS EVE

More disappointing news for the High Street in 2019

There was no last-minute "dads' dashes" on the final shopping day before Christmas, with figures showing a decline in footfall by almost 10%.

The number of people going into shops in Britain on Christmas Eve fell by 9.4% compared to the same day in 2018, according to figures by Ipsos Retail Performance.

Books and stationery stores were the only sector to experience year-on-year growth, with footfall up by 6.9%, according to the company's Retail Traffic Index (RTI).

It comes as trips to non-food stores during the last full week before Christmas increased by 13.7% on the previous week, but fell by 14.2% when compared to 2018.

So-called "super Saturday" - the last Saturday before Christmas Day - also saw footfall drop by 6.2% on 2018.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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