Westfield hails ‘continued demand for bricks and mortar retail’

Westfield hails ‘continued demand for bricks and mortar retail’

Westfield reports that 940,000-plus shoppers visited Westfield London and Stratford City over the Easter bank holiday weekend, an overall increase of 18% on 2017.

The former saw a 27.6% rise in visitors compared to 2017 and attributes this to the shopping centre’s £600 million expansion, which officially launched last month. The latter experienced a footfall increase of 12.7% on the previous year, with Easter Saturday the busiest day at both centres (they were closed on Easter Sunday).

Myf Ryan, Chief Marketing Officer, Westfield UK and Europe, comments: “We are delighted with these figures which not only reflect the continued demand for bricks and mortar retail, but also the prevailing strength of retail in London. We are committed to providing destinations which transcend the retail offering to provide entertainment and leisure experiences. This year we engaged further with our family market with a programme of Easter craft workshops in-centre.”

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