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UK retailers see 50% rise in Boxing Day shoppers over last year’s figures

Better-than-expected numbers after 2021’s Covid-hit Christmas remain well below pre-pandemic levels

The number of shoppers hitting the Boxing Day sales has bounced back after last year’s Covid-hit Christmas – but remained well below levels seen before the pandemic.

The shopper tracking agency Springboard said there had been a 50% rise in shopper numbers out on Monday compared with Boxing Day last year, when the Omicron variant of Covid-19 prompted many to stay at home. However, footfall remained 30.5% down on 2019 levels.

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