BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending Sunday, February 28, 2010

Non-Fashion +4.6% up
Fashion +3.3% up
Homewares +12.8% up
Non-store +52.7% up

  • Driven by strong demand for outdoor goods and luxury, non-fashion fared well. Gifting and health and beauty underperformed, reflecting a slow build-up to Mother’s Day

  • Fashion sales continued to advance, but momentum slowed, not helped by bad weather. Formalwear outperformed, as did footwear, while youth ranges did well

  • Big-ticket furniture purchases surged, while textiles and home accessories also performed strongly

  • For a second week in a row, sales made through non-store channels advanced strongly, aided by the miserable weather, which discouraged high street trips

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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