BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending Sunday, November 8

Non-Fashion-0.2%
Fashion+4.8%
Homewares-2.9%
Non-store+33.1%

  • Non-fashion sales slid into negative territory for the first time in more than two months. Demand for outdoor goods and gifts were notably weaker.

  • Fashion sales were helped by more seasonable weather conditions and targeted promotions, which boosted sales in some categories. Sales of formalwear registered the best gains.

  • The positive momentum of recent weeks eased, with homewares takings falling back into negative territory. Big-ticket purchases were generally weak.

  • Non-store sales picked up considerably as the national post strike was called off.

SOURCE

Data and commentary supplied by Don Williams, head of retail at BDO. To join or find out more about the index, please contact don.williams@bdo.co.uk.

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