Interesting facts & insights

UK Shopping Centre Index

The whole of England was placed in full lockdown from Midnight on Monday the 4th of January 2021. Apart from Monday, the remainder of the week saw all non-essential stores closed. Consequently, the shopping centre index saw a drop of -41% in visitors compared to the previous week. When comparing the week to the same […]

Looking back at 2020

This year started quite positive, with slightly more visitors in January (+1%) & February (+4%) compared to the same months in 2019. Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the UK, we have seen an unprecedented decrease in footfall, starting with a decrease of –41% in March. First lockdown The first lockdown began on March 23rd […]

Footfall & door policy, PFM offers the solution

Governments around the world are announcing far-reaching measures to further regulate passer-by and visitor flows during the COVID-19 crisis. Therefore PFM decided to look at how technology might be deployed to assist businesses struggling to trade, but also stay compliant with new rules on social distancing. These measures affect all businesses in different ways and […]