BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending Sunday, May 30, 2010

Non-Fashion +6.5% up
Fashion +10% up
Homewares +26.5% up
Non-store +98.8% up

Non-fashion

In non-fashion, although gifting and health and beauty underperformed for a second week, demand in most other areas was reasonably solid

Fashion

The upward momentum across fashion continued. The cooler weekend weather helped encourage shopping trips, with targeted promotions helping some stores register very strong results

Homewares

The recent positive run continued in homewares, with sales surging in most areas. Furniture and textiles were the biggest gainers, while DIY products also sold strongly

Non-store (mail order, online)

Sales through non-store channels rocketed, aided by exceptional gains across clothing stores

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.