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ProCook opens new stores and posts strong half-year sales

Multichannel housewares chain ProCook has reported strong sales growth for the first half of 2018/19. The brand said its half-year sales figures were up 25% on the previous year and up 16% like-for-like. With bricks-and-mortar retail sales remaining stable on last year, the retailer attributed the performance to its ecommerce …

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One million new customers drive record sales for Aldi

Aldi has announced record results for its last financial year. Sales in the UK and Ireland rose 16.4% to £10.2 billion in the year to December 31 2017 – a higher growth rate than the previous year (13.5%). The supermarket chain gained more market share than any other last year, …

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ProCook posts 124% growth in cast iron casserole sales

ProCook has reported ‘phenomenal growth’ for its cast iron cookware range, with sales of casseroles up 124% year-on year. The housewares chain attributes this performance to a ‘highly competitive price point alongside a wider trend towards cast iron cooking’. In response, the specialist retailer has added three colours to its …

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Waitrose shoppers seek warming foods in autumnal weather

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.6% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday September 22) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said: “More autumnal weather conditions prompted customers to seek out warming foods, with fresh soups up 9% and root …

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Gift, Cook and Dine sales up 1.6% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were up 0.5% last week (to Saturday September 22) compared with the same week last year, when the department store group was price-matching a competitor’s promotion. John Lewis & Partners director of digital Sienne Veit said: “Warm weather at the beginning of the …

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Beers, BBQs and big screen TVs lift June sales

UK retail sales increased by 1.1% in June on a like-for-like basis from June 2017, when they had increased 1.2% from the preceding year, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-KPMG monthly monitor. On a total basis, sales increased 2.3% in June, against an increase of 2% in June 2017. …

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Biggest ever sales week for John Lewis

John Lewis has reported that it achieved sales of £214.3 million last week (to Saturday November 25) – up 7.2% year-on-year. The department store group’s operations director Dino Rocos commented: “After a few weeks of challenging sales in the run-up to Black Friday, this was the biggest ever week – …

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Home sales slide 5% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday September 30) were £86.3 million: down 1.9% on last year. According to online trade director Mark Felix, Home sales were down 5.1%. However, he added, “the newly opened Christmas Villages performed strongly and Halloween products were up 24% on last …

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Gifts and Cook & Dine sales up 3.2% for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday September 23) were £87.3m – up 6.5% on last year – with both shops and online seeing growth. EHT (Electricals & Home Technology) buying director Johnathan Marsh said Home sales were up 0.6% for the week. “Gifts and Cook & Dine …

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August boost for homeware as high street sales hit two-year high

August was the UK high street’s best month for sales since September 2015, figures released last week by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO reveal. Overall like-for-like sales increased by 2% last month, making it the best August since 2013. BDO’s data shows that a marked rise in ‘staycations’ by …

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