BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending January 16, 2011

Non-Fashion +0.1% up
Fashion +2.8% up
Homewares +7.7% up
Non-store +49.1% up

Non-fashion

Non-fashion just about reached positive territory, aided by some strong results across luxury. Most other categories struggled.

Fashion

The two-week positive momentum across fashion slowed, reflecting reduced promotional activity and near normal weather conditions. The tail end of new year promotions helped supplement some positive movements.

Homewares

Homewares delivered a strong set of results, albeit flattered by weak comparisons, with sales up in most areas.

Non-store (mail order, online)

Non-store sales increased resoundingly, with strong sales reported across fashion.

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.