BDO: Homeware retailers up

Week ending June 14th shows sales in positive territory for first time in six weeks for category.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0
1_184_3414_184_3022_2960_2819_2709_562_HighStreetWeb184pxl.jpg

Sales figures from BDO Stoy Hayward's High Street Sales Tracker for the week ending June 14th saw total sales fall - but there was some joy for those retailers in the homeware sector.

Total sales dropped 4.9 per cent on a like for like basis, the worst result for 16 weeks.

Non fashion retailers had a mixed week, with luxury and gifting stores witnessing higher demand, while healthy and beauty and leisure-related stores saw sales fall. Fashion retailers, however, saw sales fall by 8.5 per cent. In general, only specialist stores, or retailers running promotions, saw any uplift in demand.

However, homewares grew by 4.5 per cent, helped by improved demand for lighting and household items.

"Against soft prior year comparatives, it was a pretty disappointing week for most mid-market retailers," admitted Rupert Eastell, head of retail at BDO.

Related

Featured Jobs

Aardman Job Logo 620 x 349

Brand Manager (Maternity Cover)

Part of the brand team, The Brand Manager works closely with several members of the department, including Studio Publicist, Community Managers, Licensing, Sales and Attractions and Live Experiences teams to implement local and international strategies in the form of brand plans and maximising on all activity surrounding the properties.

Universal Job Logo 620 x 349

Senior Graphic Designer, EMEA - Consumer Products

Working in tandem with the Product Development team and reporting into the Design Manager EMEA, the purpose of this role is to drive forward our creativity across all licensed consumer products. As part of the creative team, you’ll be developing exceptional creative assets and product concepts for numerous NBCUniversal franchises that inspire licensing partners across the entire region.

SanrioJob Logo 620 x 349

Creative Manager

Best known for global icon Hello Kitty, Sanrio has a portfolio of more than 400 characters. We license a unique collection of branded gifts, stationery and fashion accessory items while collaborating with the most respected companies in the world. Our EMEA business coordinates the development licensing throughout Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa, Asia (for Mr Men), Australia and New Zealand. An exciting, permanent opportunity has come up at our London office to lead our Design team as Creative Manager (m/f)

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.