As COVID-related restrictions were lifted, in 2022 people started going out again.
The result is that high streets are busy once more, and shoppers are looking for inspiring and rewarding experiences. Low consumer confidence and increased prices have so far had a limited impact on spending, while many retailers have even succeeded in encouraging consumers to increase the value of their purchases. Equally, hospitality businesses have picked up where they left off,
with restaurants experiencing pre-pandemic levels of footfall.