BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending Sunday, August 15, 2010

Non-Fashion +2.8% up
Fashion +0.5% up
Homewares +3.5% up
Non-store +37.4% up


Non-fashion results were fairly poor in comparison with recent weeks reflecting lower demand across luxury and gifting. Health and beauty also underperformed


Fashion was the weakest performing sector with takings only just in positive territory. Many stores suffered from a lack of footfall


After three negative weeks, homewares results returned to growth, albeit modest in scale. However, demand still remains subdued, especially across big-ticket areas

Non-store (mail order, online)

Non-store channels experienced an upturn with sales growing at their fastest rate for a month


Data and commentary supplied by Don Williams, head of retail at BDO. To join or find out more about the index, please contact