Last week saw shoppers return to stores at the highest rates since July, according to new data collected by Coresight Research. The numbers support a continuing trend away from the avoidance of public retail places, like shopping malls and stores, as consumers grow more comfortable visiting brick-and-mortar locations.
The latest U.S. consumer survey was undertaken on Sept. 15 and found that 53% of respondents were avoiding shopping malls and centers, while only 39% were avoiding physical stores. These statistics are both the lowest reported level for their category since early July. This is also a 13% decrease in mall-avoidance and