BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending Sunday, August 22, 2010

Non-Fashion +8.3% up
Fashion +1.1% up
Homewares +5.4% up
Non-store +22.4% up

Non-fashion

Non-fashion grew at the fastest rate since April with big gains
made across most categories. The only real negative area was health and beauty where demand lagged somewhat

Fashion

Fashion disappointed with only modest gains made overall, which masked some fairly poor individual results. Impulse spending appeared to suffer the most

Homewares

The modest improvement across homewares continued although it remained patchy

Non-store (mail order, online)

A below average week for sales made through non-store channels. However, growth was still comfortably in double-digits

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.