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Poor weather affects weekly sales at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis last week (to Saturday April 14) were down 7.1% on last year. The department store group’s customer director Craig Inglis said the result was in part due to poor weather and the annualising of Easter promotions in the same week last year. He noted that …

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Waitrose shoppers go for canned soup and spring cleaning

Total sales excluding fuel were down 21.2% at Waitrose last week (to Saturday April 14) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s retail director Ben Stimson said: “Comparisons are heavily distorted by the earlier fall of Easter this year. This means that data is being compared to 2017’s …

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John Lewis shoppers prepare for Mother’s Day and Easter

Total sales for John Lewis were down 14.4% last week (to Saturday March 3) on the same period last year. Home sales declined 17.2% but customers preparing for Mother’s Day on Sunday (March 11) and Easter purchased seasonal gift food, up 36%, and sweets, up 43% on last year. Electricals and …

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Cold snap spurs sales of canned soup and crumpets at Waitrose

Sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 0.8% last week (to Saturday March 3) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket grocery chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “Snow and ice across the country prompted customers to seek out warming food and drink. For example, canned soup sales …

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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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