BDO High Street Sales Tracker
Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending January 2, 2011
A modest improvement was witnessed across non-fashion but sales were relatively subdued in most categories. Luxury and gifting posted the strongest results.
After being seriously affected by the snow, fashion experienced a strong uplift with many stores recovering a significant proportion of lost trade.
VAT-stimulated purchasing coupled with the usual new year boost helped drive strong sales across homewares. Demand for general household items, linen and cookware was particularly buoyant.
Non-store (mail order, online)
Outstanding results were achieved across non-store channels with sales soaring in most categories.