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Cook and Dine products boost John Lewis weekly sales

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday June 10) were up 3.9% to £73.8m. The department store group’s head of shop trade for the South and West Alison Smith said the rise was “mainly driven by price-matching a competitor’s event on Fashion and Cook and Dine products, through …

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Outdoor living sales up 16% at John Lewis

Sales at John Lewis last week (to Saturday June 3) totalled £83.8 million: up 2% on last year. The department store group’s director of merchandising operations Jon Williams noted that although home sales were down 1.8%, the outdoor living area was up 16%, with outdoor furniture up 10.4% and barbecues …

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Which? report reveals best and worst high street shops

Toolstation and Richer Sounds have been named the highest ranking shops in the UK in 2017, according to an annual survey of shoppers. In January, consumer watchdog Which? asked 10,214 members of the public about their previous six months’ in-store shopping experiences at 100 major retailers. Questions covered overall experience …

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Record week for outdoor living at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis for the week ending Saturday (May 27) were £76.2m, down 5.6% on last year. The department store group’s director of merchandising operations Jon Williams commented that while Home sales were down 4.8%, the warmer weather resulted in record BBQ sales and a record week for …

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John Lewis unwraps top wedding gift list items

John Lewis has revealed the most popular presents requested by betrothed couples on their wedding gift lists for 2017. The department store group said its findings highlight a trend for ‘creative cooking’, which suggests that ‘home cooking and entertaining is an important pastime for today’s lovebirds’. Outdoor pizza ovens have …

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Home sales down 2.2% at John Lewis

Total weekly sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday May 20) were £76.3m, up 1.1% on last year. The department store group’s head of shop trade, Central and Midlands, Amanda Dammers commented that Home sales were down 2.2% year-on-year, but there was an increase in customers placing deposits …

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Positive week for cookshop and cutlery at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday May 13) were £74.1m, up 1.3% on last year. Barry Matheson, the department store group’s head of shop trade for Scotland & the North, reported that Home had a “good week” of sales, up 5.3% year on year. He added: …

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Waitrose shoppers opt for warming food

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose for the week ending last Saturday (May 6) were up 0.9% compared with the year-ago period. The supermarket chain’s director Helen Hyde commented: “With the overcast weather, customers opted for roasts and warming food, with meat accompaniments such as gravy up by 20%.” She …

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‘Good week’ for cooking and dining sales at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis for the week ending last Saturday (May 6) reached £82.8 million: up 2.3% on last year. The department store group’s director of online product Sienna Veit said Home sales were down 0.1%, as warmer weather this time in 2016 significantly drove sales of outdoor living …

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John Lewis named best UK homewares retailer in GlobalData’s 2017 Customer Satisfaction Awards

John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and AO.com dominated proceedings at GlobalData’s 2017 Customer Satisfaction Awards, held on April 27 at The Royal Horseguards Hotel in London. Maureen Hinton, global research director at GlobalData Retail, said: “The top three winners prove that consumers respond well to retailers that make customers the …

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