BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending February 27, 2011

Non-Fashion +9.5% up
Fashion +9.5% up
Homewares +13.1% up
Non-store +28.1% up

Non-fashion

Non-fashion experienced a good week offsetting recent negative trends. Most stores benefited from the half-term shift, with gifting the best performing category.

Fashion

The majority of fashion stores registered gains aided by increased footfall. Rising demand for youth oriented ranges was widely reported, while footwear also outperformed.

Homewares

Homewares results improved significantly. Despite this gain, the slower market for big-ticket home items continued to hold back
the sector.

Non-store (mail order, online)

Non-store sales were relatively subdued possibly reflecting stronger high street footfall.

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.