Night Owl

Black Friday Weekend: The rise of the night owl

Well, that was a surprise wasn’t it? All those predictions of an online surge and physical store armageddon seem to have been wrong. As I said in a post yesterday, it’s clear Black Friday weekend is still evolving. That became even clearer after some more figures today.

Empty shopping mall

UK store footfall: The news gets worse

More figures about the state of UK retailing in June.  More to get depressed about. Springboard has just released its June footfall figures and they show overall visitor traffic falling 2.8%. In detail, that meant a 3.7% drop to high streets, a 1% fall to retail parks and a 2.3% drop at shopping centres.

Update! Easter retail footfall: Wet, wet, wet

Weather forecasters can get it wrong. Retail forecasters can get it even more wrong. They predicted an uptick in retail footfall this Easter weekend but what we got was a drop. Not that either can be blamed as forecasting (speaking as a trend forecaster) isn’t an exact science. That’s very true when it comes to…