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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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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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Weekly sales up 2.6% at John Lewis

Total sales for department store group John Lewis were £79.4 million last week (to Saturday January 20), up 2.6% on the same week last year. According to Alison Smith, head of shop trade for the South and West, Home sales were down 0.5% – although furniture sales were up 1.9%, …

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Hearty food, bubbles and Heston boost sales at Waitrose

Sales excluding fuel at Waitrose for last week (to Saturday December 16) totalled £164.24 million. The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said this figure is the same as last year, “despite snow affecting most of the country during the first half of the week”. He added: “The success of …

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Poor weather hits John Lewis weekly sales

Sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday December 16) totalled £171.4 million – down 0.6% on the same week last year. The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous commented: “Adverse weather and heavy snow across the country saw fewer people head outside to shop – …

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Waitrose achieves ‘responsible sourcing’ first

Waitrose has become the first supermarket chain to ensure that all of its branded and own-label canned tuna is either Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified or pole and line caught – meaning it is 100% responsibly sourced. The retailer said the achievement is the result of working over the last year …

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Waitrose shoppers in festive mood

Sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were up 0.5% last week (ending Saturday November 18). The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “Customers’ Christmas preparations are well under way, with sales of chocolate selection boxes rising by 22%. “Additionally, sales of Panettone and Christmas crackers, which were both on a …

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John Lewis weekly sales up 0.3%

Total sales for John Lewis for last week (ending Saturday November 18) were £114.5 million – up 0.3% on the same week last year. The department store group’s director of online product Sienna Veit said Home sales were down 1.4%. She commented: “Customers beginning to prepare for Christmas took advantage …

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Booze and vegetarian dishes boost Waitrose sales

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 2.1% last week (to Saturday October 28) on last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said sales of vegetarian food increased by 24% as Waitrose unveiled its biggest ever range of meat-free foods. With the introduction of 30 new dishes, …

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Cookshop sales up 4% for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis for last week (to Saturday October 28) were £98.7 million, down 4% on the same week last year. The department store group’s customer director Craig Inglis said Home sales were down 2%, primarily due to fewer promotions. But lighting sales and Cookshop were positively impacted, …

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