Retailers in the UK are enticing more bargain hunters into their shops than they did last year, according to research announced today.

According to the Retail Footfall Index, released by Footfall, the Experian-owned company, retailers are seeing a 0.8% increase for the second day of the sales, compared with the same day last year.

Natasha Burton, marketing manager at Footfall said: ‘Shoppers returned yesterday for yet another busy day of bargain hunting. The day heralded the start of more big name sales and the anticipation of yet more bargains continued to draw the shoppers into the stores, lifting shopper levels up +0.8% compared with 27 December 2005.’

‘It seems that sales fatigue has not yet set in across the UK and the post-Christmas sales are still one of the most anticipated shopping events of the year.’