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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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National Theatre trains staff at John Lewis’ 50th branch

More than 500 John Lewis staff are being trained in theatrical skills by actors working for the National Theatre. The aim of the training is to help the employees deliver ‘outstanding customer service’ at the retailer’s new London department store at Westfield shopping centre in White City, which opens on …

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Easter gifts and cards help drive sales at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday February 24) were up 0.3% on the same week last year. Alison Smith, director of shop trade south and west for the department store group, said Home sales were down 0.8% but furniture and flooring sales were up 3.3%. “Our 2018 spring/summer …

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Gifts, Cook and Dine sales up 3% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis for last week (to Saturday February 17) were down 0.7% on the week-ago period. The department store group’s online trade director Mark Felix said Home sales were down 3.7%. But Valentine’s Day helped increase sales in Gifts, Cook and Dine, where sales were up 3%, …

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Outdoor living and small electricals sales up at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis for last week (to Saturday February 10) were up 1.7% on last year. The department store chain’s director of retail operations development Simon Russell said Home sales were down 6.3%, although Outdoor Living had “a positive start to the season”. Upholstery also had a “solid …

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Home sales up 2.9% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday January 27) were £75.9 million: up 4.7% on the same week last year. The department store group’s head of shop trade for the south and west Alison Smith said Home sales rose 2.9%, “due to customers taking advantage of final …

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