BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending Sunday, August 1, 2010

Non-Fashion +6.7% up
Fashion +3.1% up
Homewares -12.9% down
Non-store +28.9% up

Non-fashion

In non-fashion, sales were generally positive, with luxury demand in particular picking up well on the back of holiday-related trade

Fashion

Fashion takings remained ahead of last year, but gains were relatively modest compared with recent weeks. There was a polarisation of performance in the transition away from summer clearance promotions

Homewares

gainst very strong promotion driven comparatives, homewares takings slumped to a six month low

Non-store (mail order, online)

The recent trend of weaker than normal growth continued in the non-store sector, where home-related purchases dragged

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.