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BCSC / FootFall Monitor – May 2015

by ShopperTrak on 15-06-15

In partnership with BCSC, we are delighted to provide you with the third issue of the BCSC / FootFall Monitor.  This issue reveals the UK shopping centre footfall data for May 2015. Findings indicate: largest centres saw footfall up 2.2% on May 2014 and up 2.5% on last month this was against an overall drop of 0.7%...

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French retail businesses- brace yourselves for the Tour de France

by ShopperTrak on 12-06-15

It’s that time of year again – the Tour de France is almost here. The biggest event on the cycling calendar is just weeks away, and there’s already speculation hotting up as to who’ll win the yellow jersey – with Chris Froome (Team Sky), Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Nairo Quintana (Movistar), and defending champion Vincenzo Nibali...

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Sizzling or stormy: which summer weather is best for the retail industry?

by ShopperTrak on 01-06-15

Summer is fast approaching, and retail stores and shopping centres are busy preparing their outlets for the change in season. But in amongst the stock changes and new promotions, there is one significant sales influencer that they can’t legislate against: the weather. Temperature is something that can significantly alter shopper habits. As the prospect of...

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Fashion retail: a global snapshot

by ShopperTrak on 20-05-15

“The fashion industry is saturated,” remarked former head of Nina Ricci and Rochas, Olivier Theyskens, earlier this year. Whether retailers agree with his statement or not, it’s certainly one of retail’s most competitive sectors. Fashion brands are constantly changing trends to contend with increasing consumer expectations. The appearance of new garments and accessories is frequent,...

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Australian Mother’s Day – Footfall up by +10.1%

by ShopperTrak on 14-05-15

Mother’s Day celebrations in Australia can vary from participation in the Mother’s Day classic, meals and pampering, to picnics in the park. Last year consumers spent nearly 1.4 billion dollars on Mother’s Day – making it the 3rd largest retail holiday (Source :IBIS World, April 29, 2014). The Mother’s Day week 2014 also experienced the...

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How do varying Sunday trading regulations impact retail footfall throughout the week?

by ShopperTrak on 01-05-15

Sunday trading is a concept that seems to have divided Europe. Considered by many as a day of rest, it is common practice that retail opening hours reflect this idea – with some markets shutting their stores completely on this day. For many years France has fallen into this category, with high streets closing up...

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Easter 2015: the retail winners

by ShopperTrak on 20-04-15

As the dust settles on Easter 2015, retailers and shopping centres will be reviewing their performance to see whether the year’s first peak shopping period brought the success they had hoped for. So which countries are celebrating a strong performance – and how did shopping patterns vary between regions? Our review of previous Easter footfall...

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Is it time the mall had an overhaul?

by ShopperTrak on 02-04-15

A lot of talk has been given to the future of out-of-town shopping destinations of late. Once a symbol of U.S. culture, the shopping mall is now viewed by many as a retail format in decline – why? The problem is certainly not due to retail interest. According to the International Council of Shopping Centers,...

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