UK shopper numbers jump 87.8% as England's stores reopen after lockdown

File photo of shoppers crossing the road in Oxford Street, in London
Shoppers cross the road in Oxford Street, in London, Britain August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) - The number of people heading out to shops across Britain jumped 87.8% in the week to April 17 versus the previous week as non-essential stores in England reopened after three months of COVID-19 lockdown, market researcher Springboard said on Monday.

Reporting by James Davey. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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