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Home sales down 7.3% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 5.1% last week (to Saturday December 8). The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous said this figure “was partly due to a reduction in promotional activity compared to the same period last year”. She added: “Home sales were …

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Christmas orders roll in for Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were down 2.5% last week (to Saturday December 8) against the same week last year which, according to the supermarket chain, saw more widespread promotional activity. Customer director Martin George said: “Christmas orders were higher this year compared to the same period …

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Piano sales up at John Lewis following Christmas ad campaign

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 6.8% last week (to Saturday November 17) on the same week last year. The department store group’s digital director Sienne Veit said: “It was a week of two halves. Early in the week sales continued to be impacted by the mild …

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John Lewis weekly sales down 8.3%

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 8.3% last week (to Saturday November 10). The department store group’s operations director Dino Rocos blamed the performance on “unseasonably mild weather and the fact we were price-matching a competitor this time last year”. Dino said: “Home sales were down 11.2%, …

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Cookshop sales up 9% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were up 1.4% last week (to Saturday November 3) on the same week last year. The department store group‘s head of shop trade for London and the East Liz Mihell said: “Overall, Home sales were up 0.8%. Furniture and Flooring sales were up …

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Sourdough and stone fruit sales soar at Waitrose

Sales excluding fuel were up 1% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday November 3), compared with the same period a year ago. The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “Sales of sourdough rose by 49%, with sourdough crumpets also proving popular, up 15%. Stone fruit had a …

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Smart home products up 53% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were up 0.3% last week (to Saturday October 27). The department store group’s director of operations development Simon Russell said: “Home was down 5.8% although filled bedding saw an uplift of 5% driven by the cooler weather. Decorative bedding also had a good …

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Waitrose shoppers get set for Halloween

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were flat last week (to Saturday October 27) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s retail director Ben Stimson said: “Halloween celebrations were well underway as shoppers looked to decorate their homes, with sales of Halloween flowers up by 44%. “Customers …

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Waitrose shoppers plan for Halloween and Christmas

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.5% at Waitrose & Parners last week (to Saturday October 20) compared with the same week last year. Wim Van Aalst, supply chain director of the supermarket retailer, said: “Customers are busy planning for forthcoming seasonal celebrations with Halloween and Christmas grocery sales both …

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John Lewis weekly sales down 2.3%

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners last week (to Saturday October 13) were down 2.3% compared with the same week last year. The department store group’s trading director Simon Coble said: “Home sales were down 6.2%, but [own-brand] House performed well with sales up 4.4%. [Exclusive gifting collection] ‘Find …

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