Tag Archives: Christmas

Strong Christmas sales results for ProCook

Housewares specialist chain ProCook has reported headline sales growth of 21% for the six weeks of peak trading leading up to December 31. The company said the result was driven by a 26% increase in online sales and 16% lift in retail sales during the period (which incorporates Black Friday, …

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Waitrose sales ‘in line with expectations’ over festive fortnight

The sales performance for Waitrose & Partners for the weeks ending December 22 and December 29 was “in line with expectations,” according to the supermarket chain’s director of shop trading Mark Gifford. He said: “As always at this time of year, our sales figures are heavily distorted by the fall …

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Gift, Cook and Dine weekly sales up 25% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners for last week (to Saturday December 29) were up 4.5% on last year, with ‘very strong sales’ on Christmas Eve and ‘a confident start’ to Clearance sales, both online and in shops. The department store group’s Head of Shop Trade for Scotland & …

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Amazon unwraps the nation’s last minute Christmas Eve purchases

As the festive period approaches, Amazon has revealed the late purchases made on Christmas Eve 2017 via its Prime Now delivery service, that allows customers in selected postcodes to order as late as 10pm on Christmas Eve 2018 for same-day delivery. Food items including Morrisons Christmas pudding, Morrisons Wensleydale with …

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Home sales down 7.3% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 5.1% last week (to Saturday December 8). The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous said this figure “was partly due to a reduction in promotional activity compared to the same period last year”. She added: “Home sales were …

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Christmas orders roll in for Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were down 2.5% last week (to Saturday December 8) against the same week last year which, according to the supermarket chain, saw more widespread promotional activity. Customer director Martin George said: “Christmas orders were higher this year compared to the same period …

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Lakeland lists its top 10 sellers

Lakeland has today (Thursday November 29) revealed details of the top 10 products that its customers are ‘buying right now’. The housewares chain said: ‘These top 10 favourites are selling like hot cakes! Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or preparing your home for seasonal festivities, we’ve got it covered.’ …

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Christmas highlights from Channel 4

Jamie Oliver, Mary Portas and ‘The Great British Bake Off’ team are some of the stars of Channel 4’s Christmas programming schedule. In an hour-long special entitled ‘Jamie’s Quick & Easy Christmas’, the celebrity chef will apply his ‘quick and easy’ cooking principles to the festive season. The broadcaster said: …

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BBC One reveals Christmas foodie TV specials

BBC One has released details of TV programmes planned for the festive season. For foodie fans, the broadcaster said: ‘With the party season fast approaching, ‘Nadiya’s Party Feasts’ sees celebrity cook Nadiya Hussain [who rose to fame after winning the sixth series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ in 2015] …

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Piano sales up at John Lewis following Christmas ad campaign

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 6.8% last week (to Saturday November 17) on the same week last year. The department store group’s digital director Sienne Veit said: “It was a week of two halves. Early in the week sales continued to be impacted by the mild …

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