High-street retailers have faced a poor showing on the last shopping day before Christmas, as footfall dropped by nearly a tenth, according to early figures.
The number of people heading to the high street, retail parks and shopping centres is continuing to fall, new data has revealed.
More than 3,500 jobs were shed across UK retailing this year as Britain’s lacklustre economic growth failed to boost shopping, industry figures show.
The number of shoppers visiting Scottish stores have slipped to the worst monthly figure since January.
Thousands of shoppers have had their movements tracked in Aberdeen city centre after their smartphones were accessed to pinpoint their whereabouts.
A network of sensors used in retail districts across the world are to be installed in Aberdeen's city-centre - to capture the movements of pedestrians and help shape the future of the city.