The OC&C Christmas 2009 Trading Index

Direct

Retailer %change
2009
Weeks Period End %change
2008
 
House of Fraser (Online)3,4 91 8 January 2, 2010 -
Tesco (Direct)3,4,5 50 6 January 9, 2010 -
Marks & Spencer (Online) 32 13 December 26, 2009 29
Ocado 30 4 December 26, 2009 25
Asos1 30 5 January 3, 2010 118
M and M Direct 21 10 January 3, 2010 31
Tesco (Online)3,4,5 20 6 January 9, 2010 -
Mothercare (Direct sales) 19.5 13 January 8, 2010 15.6
Shop Direct (Online only)4 19 6 January 1, 2010 44
Ideal Shopping Direct3 18.5 26 January 3, 2010 -
N Brown (Online only)1 13 19 January 9, 2010 34
OC&C weighted direct average6 9 - - 11.3
Next Directory (Next)1 6.8 22 December 24, 2009 1.1
Shop Direct (Group)4 6.3 6 January 1, 2010 9
N Brown (Group) 3.6 19 January 9, 2010 8.8

Shops

Retailer %change 2009 Weeks Period End %change 2008  
Theo Fennell1 25 3 December 24, 2009 -21
Oliver Sweeney3,4 23.3 5 December 28, 2009 -
Foyles3 18.9 4 December 27, 2009 -
Dune3 17.4 9 January 2, 2010 -
Original Factory Shop1 16 4 December 27, 2009 3.7
DunelmGroup4 15.4 26 January 2, 2010 -5.6
Matalan 13.7 5 January 2, 2010 5.9
Blacks Leisure(Outdoor)1 13.1 19 January 7, 2010 -1.3
John Lewis (John Lewis Partnership)4 12.7 5 January 2, 2010 =
Majestic Wine1,4 11.7 9 January 4, 2010 -2.90%
Hamleys3,4 11.6 6 January 2, 2010 -
M&Co3,4 11.1 9 January 2, 2010 -
Burberry Group (Retail) 10 13 December 31, 2009 -3
JD Sports(Fashion fascias) 9.7 5 January 2, 2010 12.5
Waitrose (John Lewis Partnership)1,4 9 13 December 26, 2009 3.1
BrightHouse4 9 13 December 24, 2009 13.5
Currys (DSG International) 8 12 January 9, 2010 -12
Peacocks1,4 8 8 January 2, 2010 22
House of Fraser1,4 7.1 8 January 2, 2010 -1.5
Blue Inc1,4 7 3 January 4, 2010 6
Booker 6.7 16 January 1, 2010 2.7
Pets at Home 6.7 6 January 7, 2010 10.4
Cash Generator3 6.6 6 January 2, 2010 -
MorrisonsGroup2 6.5 6 January 3, 2010 8.2
Carphone Warehouse (Best Buy Europe)4 6.3 13 January 2, 2010 8.3
New Look 5.9 14 January 2, 2010 2.8
JD Sports (Sports fascias) 5.9 5 January 2, 2010 1
Topps Tiles(UK)1 5.5 14 January 2, 2010 -18.1
Co-operative Group (Food stores)1,2 5.3 12 January 2, 2010 5.2
Tesco (UK)1,2 4.9 6 January 9, 2010 2.5
Alliance Boots(UK Retail) 4.6 13 December 31, 2009 -1.7
Poundland4 4.4 5 January 3, 2010 3.9
British Retail Consortium average 4.2 4 December 31, 2009 -3.3
Mothercare Group 4.2 13 January 8, 2010 1.1
J Sainsbury2 4.2 13 January 2, 2010 4.5
OC&C weighted store average6 4.1 - - 2.3  
TJ Hughes1 4 3 December 24, 2009 8.9
Homebase (Home Retail Group) 4 18 January 2, 2010 -10.2
Clinton Cards(Clinton Cards) 3.6 5 January 3, 2010 -4.1
HMV (UK & Ireland)4 2.2 5 January 2, 2010 3
Jacques Vert (Retail)1 2.1 10 January 2, 2010 -5.4
Next Retail (Next)1 1.6 22 December 24, 2009 -7
Marks& Spencer (General merchandise) 1.2 13 December 26, 2009 -8.9
Greggs 1.1 4 December 26, 2009 5.3
Marks & Spencer (All categories) 0.8 13 December 26, 2009 -7.1
Marks & Spencer (Food) 0.4 13 December 26, 2009 -5.2
Ernest Jones (Signet) 0.2 9 January 2, 2010 -13.2
Halfords 0.2 13 January 1, 2010 -7.8
Argos(Home Retail Group) 0.1 18 January 2, 2010 -7.5
Debenhams1 0.1 18 January 2, 2010 -3.3
H Samuel (Signet) -1.5 9 January 2, 2010 -9.2
PC World (DSG International) -3 12 January 9, 2010 -13
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Thorntons (Own shops)1 -4.4 14 January 9, 2010 -6.6
Blacks Leisure (Boardwear)1 -4.4 19 January 7, 2010 -14.9
Waterstone’s (HMV Group)4 -8.5 5 January 2, 2010 -2
Alexon Group4 -14.3 23 January 9, 2010 -10.5
Game Group1 -17.5 5 January 1, 2009 10

Methodology for both tables: OC&C used the shortest reported period of like-for-like sales during the Christmas period, and excluded results where the shortest reported period was greater than 26 weeks. Periods vary significantly between retailers: therefore care should be taken in interpreting the results. Definitions of like-for-like may vary between retailers, but principally refer to same-store sales. Where possible, figures relate to trading in the UK/UK & Ireland. Figures are stated as reported. Figures exclude VAT unless indicated otherwise.

Notes: 1 2009 period length differs from 2008; 2 Excludes petrol; 3 No 2008 like-for-likes available; 4 Like-for-like change in sales including VAT; 5 Company reported approximate figures; 6 Weighted by most recent reported annual revenue