Yate Shopping Centre Bucks national shopping trends

Date Posted:19/12/2018

Yate Shopping Centre is proving more popular than ever and bucked the national shopping trend in November with record numbers attending the hugely successful Christmas parade.

Whilst latest figures for the number of people visiting town centres and shopping hubs suggest there was a 3.2% decline nationally during November (according to retail analysts Springboard), Yate recorded an increase of 2.6% for the same period with a vastly increased turnout of 17.5% for the Christmas parade.

Andy Lowrey, Yate Shopping Centre Manager, said: “November was a hugely successful month for the Centre bucking national trends and a great boost for traders ahead of the traditional hectic Christmas shopping period. The Christmas Parade was a tribute to the Centre’s staff, always a big attraction but better than ever this year!

“This footfall increase is against what is described as the fastest drop in visitors to  shopping centres for this period since 2009. It proves that the wide variety of shops that Yate offers the local community are competing effectively with other major centres further afield. The Centre offers a good range of national and independent traders with more openings scheduled for early next year.”

Meanwhile Christmas festivities at the Centre continue with Santa’s Grotto open from tomorrow (Thursday 13th December) everyday until Christmas Eve with an entry fee of £4 including a present. Full details of opening times are available on the Centre’s website.

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