Visitor traffic to retail destinations rose in the latest week, up 2.4% compared to the week before. But that wasn't the good news it might have been as the previous week had seen a footfall drop of 6.3%.
Footfall to UK city centres may remain stubbornly low, but in the week that kids returned to school for the first time in many months, some adults also felt the time was right to get back to their workplaces.
UK retail footfall continues to strengthen, although it’s still not where stores would want it to be and the return to normality will be slow. Store vacancy rates are up too, further undermining the rate of recovery.
UK footfall may have been on a generally upward trajectory since stores reopened last month, but it has been unable to maintain the double-digit increase seen in the early days of reopening and London is still weak.