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UK shopper numbers rise after launch of 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme

UK shopper numbers rise after launch of 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme

Shopper numbers across all British retail destinations rose 3.8% in the week to August 8 versus the week before, with the start of the government's "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme helping evening trade more than lunchtimes, researcher Springboard said on Monday.

LONDON Shopper numbers across all British retail destinations rose 3.8% in the week to August 8 versus the week before, with the start of the government’s “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme helping evening trade more than lunchtimes, researcher Springboard said on Monday.

The 500 million-pound ($653 million) scheme offers 50% off the bill for eat-in food and drink – up to 10 pounds per person and excluding alcohol – on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August. It launched last Monday.

Springboard said shopper numbers, or footfall, across all UK retail destinations remained more than a third lower than in 2019, with a year-on-year decline of 34%.

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  • First Published: August 10, 2020, 3:48 PM IST
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