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Outdoor cooking and party products perform well for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday August 11) were down 1.8% on the same week last year. Simon Coble, trading director of the department store group, said: “The hot weather in the first part of the week continued to impact trade. “Home sales were down 7%. However, …

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Sales of hydration and summer party products soar at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis last week (to Saturday July 21) were up 0.7%. The department store group’s customer director Craig Inglis said: “Home sales were down 6.3%. However, hydration products were up 30% and summer party products were up 13%.” He added that EHT (Electrical & Home Technology) sales …

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John Lewis customers get prepped for summer hols

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday July 14) were down 6.2%. The department store group’s director of merchandising operations Jon Williams said the continued hot weather and sporting events impacted performance. Home sales were down 11%. However, Jon noted that summer merchandise had “a strong week, seeing sales …

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John Lewis launches biggest own-brand launch in its history

Today (Thursday July 2) John Lewis has revealed details of its largest own-brand launch to date. Created in-house by the John Lewis & Partners Design Studio team, a new womenswear collection entitled “John Lewis & Partners” comprises 300 designs that will carry the retailer’s new brand name: “John Lewis & …

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Sunshine boosts sales of small electricals at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis last week (to Saturday July 7) were down 0.3% on last year. The department store group’s operations director Dino Rocos said the result was impacted by two factors: “the very hot weather and the World Cup”. Dino noted that Home sales were down 8.4% but …

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Hot weather hits John Lewis sales

Total sales for John Lewis were down 7.9% last week (to Saturday June 30) on last year, with the high temperatures impacting sales. The department store group’s director of operations development Simon Russell said: “Home sales were down 13.5%, although Outdoor Living continues to perform strongly. Low tog duvets saw …

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John Lewis Partnership sets out its agenda in ‘this period of profound change’

John Lewis Partnership (JLP) today (Wednesday June 27) outlined the next phase of its strategy, designed to develop and strengthen the business. With annual gross sales of over £11.5 billion, the retailer operates 50 John Lewis shops across the UK, johnlewis.com, 353 Waitrose shops, waitrose.com and business-to-business contracts in the …

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Gifts, Cook and Dine sales up 4% for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis were down 2.2% last week (to Saturday June 23) on the same week last year. The department store group product director Sienne Veit said: “‘Clearance’ got off to a good start but sales slowed at the weekend due to the hot weather.” Sienne noted that …

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John Lewis shoppers celebrate Father’s Day

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday June 16) were up 5.7% on the same week last year. The department store groups’ buying director for fashion Christine Kasoulis said “sales benefited from customers buying Father’s Day gifts and enjoying offers as we price-matched a competitor’s promotion”. Due to …

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John Lewis pilots pick-up ‘buyback’ service

John Lewis is piloting a service in which customers can arrange for unwanted clothing bought from its shops and website to be collected from their home – and be paid immediately for each item, regardless of its condition. The department store group’s initiative is being tested by over 100 John …

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