BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending Sunday, November 14, 2010

Non-Fashion +3.1% up
Fashion +2.7% up
Homewares +3.4% up
Non-store +27.5% up

Non-fashion

Non-fashion trade was varied with a handful of stores registering strong gains, while the majority struggled to reach positive territory.

Fashion

Fashion generally remained subdued with slow momentum reported by a number of stores. However, after taking into account the strong comps, this was a relatively good outturn, with promotional activity helping to sustain growth.

Homewares

The good run of results across homewares continued, defying expectations about a drop-off.

Non-store (mail order, online)

Non-store sales picked up compared with last week but remained relatively restrained.

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.