About This Statistic
This statistic presents the percentage change in shopper numbers ('footfall') in the United Kingdom on Black Friday 2015 (November 29), split by high street, shopping centre and retail park locations. Black Friday originates in the United States, as the shopping day after Thanksgiving, when retailers offer large discounts, marking the start to the Christmas shopping period. In the UK footfall on Black Friday fell by almost 5 percent. Overall none of the shopping areas succeeded on Black Friday.