Fantastic Festive period at The Mall Blackburn

The Mall Blackburn enjoyed a fantastic festive period with footfall for the week leading up to Christmas up 15.1 per cent year on year vs. the national retail traffic index of -0.6 per cent.

Loraine Jones, General Manager at The Mall Blackburn said: "The all important pre-Christmas trading period has been very positive for us here at The Mall, with many shoppers drawn in by the changes made during the redevelopment and stores such as Primark, H&M, Next, Pandora, Debenhams, BHS, Argos and many more.
"As a centre at the heart of the community, people of Lancashire have enjoyed being able to get all their shopping done under one roof. Since the lights switch-on in November with Peppa Pig our Christmas activities have certainly helped to get everyone in the festive mood.
"Children loved our Santa's Grotto, which has been on every weekend throughout December and they came in droves to meet him as he finalised his Christmas lists.  We also extended our opening hours every Thursday and all week on the run up to Christmas to give shoppers the opportunity to get their shopping done after work."

Loraine Jones added: "The sales have now begun in force and we are confident that some of the best bargains in Lancashire can be found right here. With huge reductions in stores across The Mall, now is a great time for shoppers to stock up and treat themselves to something special."

Notes to Editors

More information about The Mall

The Mall is the UK's leading community shopping centre Fund. Managed by Capital & Regional and Aviva Investors, The Mall Fund owns 9 shopping centres across the UK - home to approximately 1220 retail units and attracting approximately 1.9 million shopping visits every week.

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