BDO High Street Sales Tracker
Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending April 10, 2011
After last week’s Mother’s Day spike non-fashion drifted back into negative territory. The start of the school holidays and the Easter build-up did not stimulate demand.
Although fashion was up on last year, performance levels continued to vary greatly between stores with no specific category trends.
Homewares had a rough week with most stores registering steep falls. Trade was adversely impacted by weak consumer confidence as regard to big-ticket purchases.
Non-store (mail order, online)
Non-store channels continued to witness very strong growth rates with sales comfortably higher in.