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Poor weather affects weekly sales at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis last week (to Saturday April 14) were down 7.1% on last year. The department store group’s customer director Craig Inglis said the result was in part due to poor weather and the annualising of Easter promotions in the same week last year. He noted that …

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John Lewis launches ‘home solutions’ service

Home Solutions is the name of a new service by department store group John Lewis, which allows customers to source and book trusted tradespeople for a range of home improvement services. The service has already been trialled and is being rolled out across selected areas in London and Berkshire this …

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John Lewis announces opening date of new Cheltenham shop

John Lewis has announced today (Thursday April 12) that its new department store in Cheltenham will open on October 18. The retailer is investing £23 million in the 115,000sq ft branch in Gloucestershire, which will offer home and technology products along with fashion and services. Cheltenham will be the 51st …

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Cookshop sales up 16% at John Lewis as hydration products prove a hit

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday April 7) were up 3.6% on last year, despite one less day of trading due to the timing of Easter. The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous said: “Home was down 1.4%, although textiles and home accessories were …

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John Lewis promises ‘most exciting Home floor yet’ at 50th store

Homeware plays a key role at John Lewis’ 50th branch, which opened at White City Westfield shopping centre in London on March 20. The retailer said the 230,000sq ft shop, which is the anchor tenant of a £600m extension of the centre, features ‘the most exciting Home floor for John …

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Gifts, Cook and Dine sales up 41.5% for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday March 31) were up 24.1% on the same period last year. The department store group’s head of shop trade for Scotland & North Barry Matheson said the performance was due to the combination of the earlier fall of Easter, colder weather …

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John Lewis goes poolside

New for 2018, Poolside is the latest high summer trend from John Lewis. The department store group said: ‘A follow on from last season’s Palm Springs edit, Poolside creates a laid-back aesthetic for indoor and outdoor spaces with practical and playful pieces across furniture, textiles and tableware. ‘Designed in-house with a …

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John Lewis promises 50th store will bring ‘a new level of personalised shopping’

Speaking ahead of the opening tomorrow (Tuesday March 20) of John Lewis’ 50th shop, the department store group’s managing director of Paula Nickolds said: “This shop offers customers something different.” The branch, which measures 230,000sq ft, is the anchor tenant of the £600m extension of the White City, Westfield London …

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Gifting, cook and dine sales jump 35% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday March 10) were up 11.6%, mainly due to gifting as a result of Mother’s Day on Sunday March 11 falling two weeks earlier compared with last year. Home sales climbed 3.9%, with gifting, cook and dine sales up 35.2%, as customers …

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John Lewis shoppers prepare for Mother’s Day and Easter

Total sales for John Lewis were down 14.4% last week (to Saturday March 3) on the same period last year. Home sales declined 17.2% but customers preparing for Mother’s Day on Sunday (March 11) and Easter purchased seasonal gift food, up 36%, and sweets, up 43% on last year. Electricals and …

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