BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending Sunday, July 25, 2010

Non-Fashion +7.6% up
Fashion +4.4% up
Homewares -0.8% down
Non-store +34.5% up

Non-fashion

With the odd exception, higher non-fashion sales were reported across the board, helped by holiday and tourism-related trade

Fashion

Although down slightly on last week, fashion sales still rose reasonably well. The launch of new season collections helped to boost takings

Homewares

Breaking a three-week winning run, homewares takings dipped into negative territory. Furniture sales were especially poor, while demand for other big-ticket items was also subdued

Non-store (mail order, online)

Sales made through non-store channels were slightly below average with big-ticket purchases suffering the most

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.