BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending Sunday, March 7, 2010

Non-Fashion +5.2% up
Fashion +10.9% up
Homewares +7.1% up
Non-store +47.3% up

  • Results remained positive in non-fashion with many stores reporting stronger trade in the run-up to Mother’s Day.

  • The brighter weather appeared to have a positive impact on most fashion stores, with impressive gains made in most categories and impulse spending on spring ranges buoyant. Footwear and formalwear made the largest gains

  • Homewares had a good week, helped by weak comparisons, with demand in most areas up

  • The recent good run across non-store channels continued with the vast majority of stores recording double-digit growth

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.