The department store group’s operations director Dino Rocos said Home sales dropped 5.5%, partly due to annualising of price match promotions in the same week last year. But sales of Beds and Outdoor Living were up 4.7% and 8.5% respectively.
Dino noted that Electricals & Home Technology had a strong week with sales up 2.8%. There were ‘standout’ results from small electricals and vision, up 6.9% and 5.8% respectively.
Wearable technology also had a strong week (up 52%), as did Apple, driven by strong MacBook sales.
Fashion sales were up 1% with a strong performance in Beauty.