BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending Sunday, November 28, 2010

Non-Fashion + 0.9% up
Fashion +5.9% up
Homewares +2% up
Non-store +33.9% up

Non-fashion

Handicapped by the adverse weather conditions, non-fashion dropped to its lowest level since June. Gifting was the worst performing category, while health and beauty was also below par.

Fashion

Fashion demand was generally subdued with many stores suffering from a lack of footfall. Nevertheless, there were reports of gains in some areas, with cold weather purchases selling very strongly.

Homewares

Homeware had another decent week with furniture sales improving.

Non-store (mail order, online)

Sales made through non-store channels registered steady growth with fashion retailers reporting the strongest upturn.

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.