Record week for Valentine’s Day products at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 3.4% last week (to Saturday February 16) on the same week last year.

The department store group’s trade director Simon Coble said: “Home sales were down 7.6%. However, we had a record week for Valentine’s Day products with sales up 27% on last year. Upholstery sales were up 39% on last year as customers looked to update their homes.

“Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 3.1% but we saw positive sales of Communications Technology products, which were up 2.4%, driven by sales of tablets and computers.

“Fashion sales were up 1.2%. Price-matching competitor beauty promotions through our commitment to being never knowingly being undersold drove Beauty, Wellbeing and Leisure sales up 7.2%. Sales of Women’s Accessories were up 10.9%, primarily driven by demand for premium brands.”

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