Footfall growth in East of England (+3.5%), South West (+2.1%) and Wales (+1.8%) was very strong resulting in a national average YOY increase of 1% in March and 0.5% in the first quarter of 2019

April 17, 2019
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Footfall in Independent C-stores is Going from Strength to Strength

EPoS data from independent convenience stores (symbol and unaffiliated independents) show further improvement of trading conditions in this important channel. In March footfall increased YOY in all regions but Scotland. Footfall growth in East of England (+3.5%), South West (+2.1%) and Wales (+1.8%) was very strong resulting in a national average YOY increase of 1% in March and 0.5% in the first quarter of 2019.

Average basket spend dipped slightly to £6.52 vs February as well as vs March 2018 (-0.7%). The latter could be explained by late Easter this year – last year’s March basket spend captured the Easter trade leading up to Easter Sunday on 1 April 2018.

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