Bank holiday shoppers deterred by weatherMonday, 14 May 2012
Retail sales in April declined due to the wet weather and the first
Bank Holiday of the year was no different. Stores reported a drop in footflow and sales, after the rain and cold weather kept consumers at home.
According for that BRC-KPMG merchandising income Monitor, like for like sales were down 3.3% in comparison with last April. Footwear showed the greatest decline since January 2008 and clothing income also dropped substantially.
The proprietor of the one sportswear indie said: “The rainfall is not assisting anyone, especially individuals of us who market sandals or swimwear. We have been accomplishing nicely in March but almost everything has slowed down.”