NI’s shops see highest bounceback in UK
Across the UK, the average increase in footfall for shopping destinations was just 2.3% over week starting March 13.
But in Northern Ireland, retail visits were up at 20.6%, according to research company Springboard.
Compared to last year, Northern Ireland also had the UK’s highest percentage increase in footfall at 137.6%.
However, footfall in all UK regions is still lagging behind levels during the pre-pandemic era of 2019. In NI, footfall is still 14.5% lower.