The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous said EHT (Electricals & Home Technology) sales for the week were strong, rising by 9.8%.
She noted that it was a record week for small electricals, as sales of fans continued to soar due to the hot weather across the UK.
Mobile and photography also enjoyed a strong week, with sales up 46.4% driven by an offer on the new red iPhone. Apple also helped drive a sales uplift of 13.3% in tablets and computers, with the new iPad proving popular.
While sales in the Home category were down 11.3%, outdoor living was up 39% as customers made the most of the hot weather to spend time outside.
Fashion was up 1.5% with both mens’ and womens’ casualwear seeing double digit growth. Sales within the swimwear and nightwear category were also up, seeing an uplift of 26.5%, as customers prepared for their summer holidays. Beauty also had a good week, with sales rising by 9.8%.