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Outdoor cooking and party products perform well for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday August 11) were down 1.8% on the same week last year. Simon Coble, trading director of the department store group, said: “The hot weather in the first part of the week continued to impact trade. “Home sales were down 7%. However, …

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Alfresco dining on the menu for Waitrose shoppers

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose were up 3% last week (to Saturday July 21) on last year, as the sunshine and warmer temperatures continued to influence what customers bought. The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said barbecue meat sales were up by 40%, with speciality poultry sales seeing …

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John Lewis customers get prepped for summer hols

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday July 14) were down 6.2%. The department store group’s director of merchandising operations Jon Williams said the continued hot weather and sporting events impacted performance. Home sales were down 11%. However, Jon noted that summer merchandise had “a strong week, seeing sales …

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Sunshine boosts sales of small electricals at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis last week (to Saturday July 7) were down 0.3% on last year. The department store group’s operations director Dino Rocos said the result was impacted by two factors: “the very hot weather and the World Cup”. Dino noted that Home sales were down 8.4% but …

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England’s football success fuels sales at Waitrose

Divisional sales excluding fuel were up 4.2% at Waitrose last week (to Saturday July 7) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Loraine Woodhouse said: “England’s football success helped drive champagne sales up 49% and sparkling wine was boosted 53% – the biggest week for fizz since Christmas …

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Hot weather hits John Lewis sales

Total sales for John Lewis were down 7.9% last week (to Saturday June 30) on last year, with the high temperatures impacting sales. The department store group’s director of operations development Simon Russell said: “Home sales were down 13.5%, although Outdoor Living continues to perform strongly. Low tog duvets saw …

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Waitrose shoppers soak up the sun

Divisional sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were up 7.8% last week (to Saturday June 30) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s director of personnel Jo Walmsley said: “The rising temperatures last week meant keeping cool was a priority for shoppers, as sales of ice increased by 125% and …

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Gifts, Cook and Dine sales up 4% for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis were down 2.2% last week (to Saturday June 23) on the same week last year. The department store group product director Sienne Veit said: “‘Clearance’ got off to a good start but sales slowed at the weekend due to the hot weather.” Sienne noted that …

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Summer arrives at Waitrose with a cherry on top!

Divisional sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were up 0.2% last week (to Saturday June 23) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “The early part of the week faced tough comparatives as a result of hot weather this time last year. However, trade …

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Houseplants are hot news at Waitrose

Sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were 1.4% higher last week (to Saturday June 9) than last year.​​ The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “The weather was warmer than expected for many areas of the country, leading to strong sales of summer foods.” Shoppers bought 27% more barbecue meats …

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