The Hildreds Shopping Centre in Skegness is celebrating record visitor figures this year. From January to end of June, the centre attracted 1,916,985 shoppers to the centre, an increase of 3.4% compared to the same period in 2016.
This equates to around 70,000 more visitors to The Hildreds in the first half of the year compared to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) national average of -1%.
The Hildreds is best known for the impressive displays it puts on during the festive season, all handmade by centre manager, Steve Andrews. The figures released show that the months of hard work and creativity are worth it.
Footfall has increased year to date by 3.4%, this is an increase of 5.2% on the national average. Year on year footfall figures are up by 5.6%, an increase of 8% on national average.
I am also pleased to report that year on year sales have increased by 4% and month on month by 13.9% across the centre. If it carries on like this we are set for a bumper season in Skegness and I am looking forward to welcoming all of the holiday makers to the centre as well as our regular customers.
The centre recently launched Kids Club, an initiative to tackle toddler temper tantrums and make shopping a more enjoyable experience for families which Steve hopes will further help to boost trade.
Our Kids Club will offer free events for children throughout the year, special offers for parents who sign up, and a ‘child safe’ scheme giving parents piece of mind when out shopping.
For more information on the Hildreds Shopping Centre call 01754 764899 or visit www.hildredsshoppingcentre.co.uk