Retail Week: Black Friday 2023 Review

In line with our festive forecast, Black Friday weekend drove the first spike in footfall of the festive period, underlining the enduring appeal of physical retail experiences.
Not only was last Saturday the West End’s busiest day of 2023 so far, it also reached pre-pandemic footfall levels - coming in marginally higher than the Saturday after Black Friday in 2019.
Speaking to Retail Week, Dee Corsi, Chief Executive of New West End Company commented: “The buzz of Black Friday weekend sets a positive tone for the rest of the festive trading period, welcome news for businesses across the West End for whom the next few weeks are absolutely critical”.

Read Retail Week’s full Black Friday review here.