BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending Sunday, December 5, 2010

Non-Fashion -3.7% down
Fashion -9.9% down
Homewares -13.9% down
Non-store +50% up

Non-fashion

With the exception of stores focusing on outdoor goods, non-fashion takings were down pretty much across the board.

Fashion

Fashion retailers’ sales tumbled with the weather the principal contributing factor to these lower results. Although cold weather purchases were much in demand, most stores posted negative result.

Homewares

Takings for homewares decreased by double-digit levels. Retailers of furniture witnessed the steepest falls, offsetting recent gains.

Non-store (mail order, online)

Sales made through non-store channels benefited from the snow forcing consumers to stay at home and shop online.

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.