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Shrewsbury’s Darwin Centre bucks national trend with increase in December visitors

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Kevin Lockwood, The Darwin Centre manager

The number of visitors to The Darwin shopping centre in Shrewsbury in December [2023] was 1.6% higher than in December 2022 – bucking the national trend – latest figures show.

Nationally retailers saw an average fall of 1% on the previous December.

In total, 458,725 people visited The Darwin in December 2023.

Kevin Lockwood, Shrewsbury shopping centres manager, said:

“Despite a fall in numbers nationally, our footfall figures for the month of December were higher than for the previous year with almost half a million customers visiting the Centre.

“The majority of stores in The Darwin also beat their sales target for December, and report that sales were up on December 2022.

“This is great news as it shows that The Darwin has a thriving and healthy retail offer. With its unique mix of national and independent retailers there’s something for everyone and we thank all our visitors for supporting the Centre and our tenants.”

For more information about The Darwin, visit www.shrewsbury-shopping.co.uk.