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Record week for Valentine’s Day products at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 3.4% last week (to Saturday February 16) on the same week last year. The department store group’s trade director Simon Coble said: “Home sales were down 7.6%. However, we had a record week for Valentine’s Day products with sales up 27% …

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Waitrose shoppers prepare for Easter

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose & Partners were up 1% last week (to Saturday February 16) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Ross Avery said: “Love was in the air last week as shoppers looked to treat their loved ones, with sales of Valentine’s …

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Marie Kondo effect still strong at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 3.2% last week (to Saturday February 9) on the same week last year. The department store group’s fashion buying director Christine Kasoulis said: “Home sales were down 4.0%. The ‘Marie Kondo’ effect continues to increase sales of storage products which were …

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Waitrose shoppers celebrate Chinese New Year – and get set for Valentine’s Day

Total sales excluding fuel were up 2% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday February 9) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst commented: Chinese ingredients, sauces and stir fry were in strong demand as shoppers celebrated Chinese New Year …

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John Lewis weekly sales down 3.5%

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 3.5% last week (to Saturday January 26) on the same week last year. The department store group’s buying director for home Johnathan Marsh said the results came ”as we annualised strong Clearance sales”. He said: “We saw customers beginning to buy …

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Waitrose launches £1m initiative to tackle plastic pollution

Waitrose & Partners has launched ‘Plan Plastic – The Million Pound Challenge’. The initiative will support projects designed to reduce the amount of unnecessary plastic used, and plastic waste, with a £1 million grant fund. Funds will be awarded over one year to projects ‘that can demonstrate an impact on …

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Sales of Gifts, Cook and Dine up 8.2% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners for last week (to Saturday January 12) were up 0.7% on last year, driven by customers continuing to shop Clearance offers and starting to shop Spring/Summer ranges. The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous said: “Overall Home sales were down …

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Strong week of sales for Cookshop and Tabletop at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners last week (to Saturday January 5) were up 11.2% on last year, in what was the first full week of Clearance. The department store group’s director of merchandising operations Jon Williams said: “Home sales were up 1.7%. Gifts, Cook and Dine continued to …

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Waitrose weekly sales boosted by booze and vegan ranges

Total sales excluding fuel were up 7.5% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday January 5) compared with the same week last year, with trading boosted by the additional day of sales in the run-up to New Year’s Eve. The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “Customers were …

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Waitrose sales ‘in line with expectations’ over festive fortnight

The sales performance for Waitrose & Partners for the weeks ending December 22 and December 29 was “in line with expectations,” according to the supermarket chain’s director of shop trading Mark Gifford. He said: “As always at this time of year, our sales figures are heavily distorted by the fall …

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