City centres bounce back from Covid, CGA reveals

Across the ten cities, sales were just 3% down on the same period in 2019 - a ‘sharp’ improvement on the 10% shortfall in the previous four weeks. However, with inflation running high, sales are ‘substantially’ lower than 2019 levels in real terms.

Hospitality sectors in major British cities including Bristol and Manchester are recovering as Covid restrictions “wind down”, according to new research from the CGA and Wireless Social, a connectivity solutions provider for hospitality and leisure businesses.

In a new series of ‘Top Cities: Vibrancy Ranking’ reports, the firms combine sales and device log-in data to assess the performance of Britain’s 10 most populous cities over the four weeks to 12 February 2022.

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