BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending August 14, 2011

Non-Fashion -2.7% up
Fashion -4.3% up
Homewares -5.1% down
Non-store +39.2% up

Non-fashion

The non-fashion sector was down for a third consecutive week with demand across the vast majority of stores poor

Fashion

The fashion sector suffered a bad week with the looting and rioting having a negative impact on trade especially during the fi rst half of the week

Homewares

Homewares continued to be the toughest place on the high street with there being very little positive news to report

Non-store (mail order, online)

Non-store remained strong, helping to offset some of the negative impact across other channels

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.