Tag Archives: John Lewis

Cookshop sales rise by 6.5% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis last week (to Saturday June 2) were up 0.1% on last year. The department store group commented that ‘a particularly warm bank holiday had an impact on sales’. John Lewis buying director for Home and EHT [Electronics & Home Technology] Johnathan Marsh noted that while …

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Gifts, cook and dine sales up 5.5% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday May 26) were up 3.4% on last year. The department store group’s director of retail operations development Simon Russell commented: “Sales rose due to customers buying products for the bank holiday weekend, and taking advantage of our promotions and us price …

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John Lewis shoppers prepare for World Cup and Royal Wedding

Total sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday May 12) were up 3.3% on last year, mainly due to shoppers buying products for the warm weather. The department store group’s operations director Dino Rocos said Home sales were down 5.4%. However, he added: “We saw very strong sales …

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Inflatables, fans and royal wedding fever hits John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday May 5) were up 1% on last year. Maggie Porteous, director of shop trade for the department store group, said: “Sales rose due to customers buying products for the warm weather and enjoying offers as we price-matched a competitor’s promotion.” She …

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John Lewis reveals top housewares choices for wedding gift lists

As the nation prepares to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, John Lewis has today (Monday April 30) published a report on the wedding trends of 2018. The department store group’s gift list service manager Tasneem Shafiq said: “We’ve analysed thousands of gift lists created in …

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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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