BDO High Street Sales Tracker
Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending January 23, 2011
Apart from a strong showing from luxury, the vast majority of other non-fashion categories struggled to post gains. Leisure, health and beauty and gifting were all negative, against weak comps last year.
Fashion had a mixed week with some stores gaining from the back-end of new year promotions, while others toiled to make gains.
Homewares showed signs of weakness with bigger-ticket demand notably lower than recent weeks, while textiles and lighting also registered falling sales.
Non-store (mail order, online)
Non-store sales grew at their fastest rate for almost a year. Most areas witnessed higher demand.