Insights

Please use menu buttons above to filter by report type.

Footfall Week 45 – Commenced 5 November 2018

West End footfall down in week 45 despite Christmas lights festivities kicking off on Oxford Street and Bond Street

Read more Tue 13 November 2018

Footfall Week 44 – Commenced 29 October 2018

West End footfall up in week 44, elsewhere across UK high street locations, footfall was down.

Read more Mon 5 November 2018

West End Trade Intelligence – September 2018

West End sales fell by 3.4% in September, year on year. Footfall to the region remained roughly in line with previous year, up just 1.6%. Department stores saw the most significant decline in sales, down 11.6% on last year. West End year on year non-EU sales rose by 12%, compared to a weak September in 2017. Read more Wed 31 October 2018

Footfall Week 43 – Commenced 22 October 2018

West End footfall flat in week 43, elsewhere across UK high street locations, footfall was down.

Read more Mon 29 October 2018

Footfall Week 42 – Commenced 15 October 2018

Footfall in week 42 saw a considerable increase in footfall across the West End.

Read more Mon 22 October 2018

Footfall Week 41 – Commenced 8 October 2018

West End footfall rose in week 41, aided by comparably warmer and drier weather conditions to last year.

Read more Mon 15 October 2018

Footfall Week 40 – Commenced 1 October 2018

West End footfall flat in week 40. Saturday trade was hampered by persistent rain and cool weather conditions.

Read more Mon 8 October 2018

Footfall Week 39 – Commenced 24 September 2018

Footfall in week 39 was overwhelmingly positive, with strong growth throughout the week.

Read more Tue 2 October 2018

West End Trade Intelligence – August 2018

West End sales fell by 4.9% in August, year on year. Only department stores saw an increase in sales, up 1.7% on last year. Footfall to the region remained roughly in line with previous year, up just 1.6%. West End year on year non-EU sales fell by 15% in August, compared to a strong August in 2017. Spend by US and Qatari shoppers rose 8% and 7%, respectively. Read more Mon 24 September 2018

Footfall Week 38 – Commenced 17 September 2018

West End footfall down in week 38 as cooler and wet weather conditions over the weekend deterred visitors.

Read more Mon 24 September 2018

Footfall Week 37 – Commenced 10 September 2018

West End footfall flat in week 37 while footfall at other high street locations across the UK fell.

Read more Mon 17 September 2018

Footfall Week 36 – Commenced 3 September 2018

West End footfall fell in week 36 while footfall at other high street locations across the UK also experienced a similar decline.

Read more Tue 11 September 2018

Footfall Week 35 – Commenced 27 August 2018

West End footfall rose in week 35 while footfall at other high street locations across the UK fell.

Read more Tue 11 September 2018

Footfall Week 34 – Commenced 20 August 2018

West End footfall flat while footfall at other high street locations across the UK fell.

Read more Tue 11 September 2018

West End Trade Intelligence – July 2018

West End sales fell by 4.8% in July, year on year. Footfall to the region remained roughly in line with previous year, up just 0.8%. West End year on year non-EU sales fell by 1% in July, compared to a strong July in 2017. Spend by Saudi and Qatari shoppers rose 89% and 103%, respectively. Luxury and premium fashion saw the strongest category performance, with year on year sales up by 4.9%, and 3.0%, respectively. Read more Thu 23 August 2018

Footfall Week 33 – Commenced 13 August 2018

West End footfall rose in week 33, while footfall at other high street locations across the UK fell.

Read more Mon 20 August 2018

Footfall Week 32 – Commenced 6 August 2018

West End footfall rose in week 32 as footfall at other high street locations across the UK fell.

Read more Mon 13 August 2018

West End Trade Intelligence – June 2018

West End sales rose by 1.1% in June, year on year. June sales growth compares against a modest comparable growth of 0.7% last year. Footfall enjoyed its second consecutive month of year on year growth, up 0.3%. West End international tax free sales fell by 21% in June. Saudi spend fell by 59% in June and Chinese spend down 13% year on year. Jewellery and watches and luxury locations saw the strongest category performance, with year on year sales up by 12%, and 9%, respectively. Read more Mon 6 August 2018

Kyle Monk,
Head of Insight

Consumer shifts, innovations and technological developments are forcing retailers to re-evaluate their business models and the ways in which they engage with consumers. Nowhere is this more evident than in the West End.

To better understand these changes, we use a mix of footfall data, sales indices and international EPOS data to measure store performance and investigate trends – as they happen.

How do members use our insights?

  • Stay on top of the latest developments
  • Support investment proposals
  • Benchmark a store’s performance
  • More effectively plan their staffing rota
  • Understand changes in consumer behaviour
  • Support new location planning activity
  • Measure campaign performance

Our insights are available free of charge to all Retail & Property BID members. Other organisations have the option to apply for an Associate Membership. To find out more about our Associate Membership, and its many benefits, please register your interest using the LOGIN / REGISTER button at the top of this page.