BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending Sunday, October 31, 2010

Non-Fashion +6.6% up
Fashion +6.4% up
Homewares +4.9% up
Non-store +34.6% up

Non-fashion

Non-fashion results remained upbeat with the usual increase from the school half-term holidays appearing to have been stronger than normal, while the growing popularity of Halloween also had a positive impact.

Fashion

Fashion achieved its best result for a month, with the vast majority of stores experiencing an improvement.

Homewares

Homewares had a pretty good week with a modest improvement in demand. Gains were made in most areas with furniture and accessories the best performers.

Non-store (mail order, online)

Non-store growth softened slightly but remained up by robust double-digits levels.

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.