BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending Sunday, August 8, 2010

Non-Fashion +7.5% up
Fashion +5.7% up
Homewares -0.6% down
Non-store +26.9% up

Non-fashion

Non-fashion notched up another fine performance boosted by a final flourish from overseas tourists before the start of Ramadan

Fashion

Against weak comparatives, fashion sales remained positive with promotions helping to drive some eye-catching results. Lifestyle and youth-oriented stores fared best

Homewares

Homewares suffered its third consecutive negative week reflecting the slowing housing market. Furniture sales are coming under increasing pressure

Non-store (mail order, online)

The recent trend of slower than average non-store growth continued with relatively subdued demand across most categories

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.