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Wind and rain continue to keep shoppers away

Opening of indoor dining improves retail economy slightly, but blue sky for the coming bank holiday weekend will be a welcome boost.

Miserable May weather dampens high street shopping

Footfall remains 25.3% below the level of 2019, although retail parks have all-but returned to the traffic of two years’ ago.

Miserable bank holiday chills high street footfall

Scotland re-opened non-essential retail last week, causing week on week traffic to rise by 75%, but will be disappointed that footfall remains 26% below the level of the same week in 2019.

Footfall recovers to levels previously seen last August

Retail parks continue to recover faster than any other type of shopping destination, and footfall is now 2% higher than the same week of 2019.

Watch sales shoot up by 10% in March in Britain

Sales for watches priced at £5,000 to £10,000 were up by 26.9% in March and the over £10,000 price category rose by 9.9%. 

Retail footfall almost doubles in first week since non-essential stores reopen

However, there are still 25% fewer shoppers in the UK compared to the same week in April 2019 before the pandemic .

Discontinued watches drive price rises for Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe and...

Chrono24 is reporting extreme volatility for watches fueled by concurrent announcements and rampant rumours of model discontinuations.

BREAKING NEWS: Retail footfall doubles on first day back after lock...

Central London is experiencing the sharpest improvement in retail traffic, Springboard reports, with footfall up 153% since last week.

Signet Jewelers sales tell a tale of two covid responses in...

The UK is living through the toughest lock down restrictions in the world, according to the Oxford Covid 19 Government Response Stringency Index, while the United States is close to the global average.

Patek Philippe outguns Rolex in list of million dollar watch auction...

Patek Philippe made no fewer than 13 out of the 22 watches that sold for more than CHF 1 million ($1.07m) at auctions by Phillips, Christie's and Sotheby's last year.