John Lewis weekly sales up 1.7%

Total sales for John |Lewis last week (to Saturday August 25) were up 1.7% on last year.

The department store group’s head of shop trade for Scotland & North Barry Matheson said: “Home sales were down 2.1%. However, our own-brand House had a strong week with sales up 11.6% on last year, with bedroom and bath products a particular standout. Upholstery also had a good week with sales rising by 10%.

“EHT [Electricals & Home Technology] sales were down 0.9%, although both small and large electricals had good weeks with both categories up on last year. Elsewhere, headphones also had a good week.”

Fashion had a strong week too, with sales up 8%. Beauty, wellbeing and leisure had “an exceptionally good week”, with sales up 17.9% driven by price-matching through the retailer’s Never Knowingly Undersold policy. Both womenswear and menswear saw sales rise, up 6% and 4.4% respectively, with new season ranges performing well.

Check Also

Senior change of leadership for Autumn Fair and Spring Fair

Louise Young, managing director of Autumn Fair and Spring Fair, will leave her post from …