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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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Strong sales of new gifting collection, Christmas hampers and trees at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were up 0.1% last week (to Saturday October 6) compared with the same week last year. The department store group’s customer director Craig Inglis said: “Home sales were down 6.5%. However, we saw an increase in customers committing to future purchases of sofas …

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Waitrose shoppers opt for Autumnal dishes and festive fare

Sales at Waitrose & Partners excluding fuel were up 1.1% last week (to Saturday October 6), compared with the year-ago period. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley said: “Sales of root vegetables, including onions and carrots, rose by 8.5%, as shoppers made hearty autumnal dishes at home. “Stone fruit …

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Waitrose celebrates tenth anniversary of its Community Matters scheme

This month Waitrose & Partners commemorates 10 years of its Community Matters ‘green token’ scheme. Under the initiative, shoppers are given a green token at the checkout to place in one of three boxes – each allocated to a different local cause. At the end of each month, a donation …

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John Lewis introduces gifting collection: Find Keep Give

John Lewis & Partners has launched an exclusive gifting collection called Find Keep Give. The department store group said: ‘Designed to reflect trends for wellbeing, entertaining and all things decorative, the 200-piece collection spans gifts across tableware and glassware, ceramics, decorative accessories, fashion and more – 80% of which has …

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John Lewis weekly sales up 1.7%

Total sales for John |Lewis last week (to Saturday August 25) were up 1.7% on last year. The department store group’s head of shop trade for Scotland & North Barry Matheson said: “Home sales were down 2.1%. However, our own-brand House had a strong week with sales up 11.6% on …

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Waitrose shoppers enjoy Bank Holiday roast dinners

Sales at Waitrose excluding fuel were down by 2.2% last week (to Saturday August 25) compared with last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said: “A cold and wet weekend for most of the country contrasted with a very hot bank holiday weekend last year. “The cooler temperatures …

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Hydration products prove popular at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday August 18) were up 3.9% on last year. The department store group’s digital director Sienne Veit said: “The cooler weather positively impacted sales as customers enjoyed buying new season items.” Sienne noted that Home sales were down 1.1% but Gifts, …

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Waitrose customers turn to cooler weather options

Divisional sales at Waitrose excluding fuel were down last week (to Saturday August 18) to 1.1% compared with the same week last year. Jo Walmsley, personnel director of the supermarket chain, said: “Customers turned to cooler weather options as the summer sunshine begins to wane. Sales of slow-cooked meat dishes …

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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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