A phenomenal Christmas trading period for John Lewis has delivered yet another record-breaking set of figures for the retailer – with cookshop a key contributor.
In the seven days to Saturday December 12 the department stores made sales worth £110m, the most they have ever taken in a week. The figure smashes the all-time record of the previous week, which clocked up £102.4m.
The latest sales figure is more than 8% up on the retailer’s previously biggest week in 2007, and 15% higher than in the same seven days last year.
The retailer also continues to chalk up new sales highs online. johnlewis.com took the most ever in a single week, following its biggest-ever online day on Monday December 7.
John Lewis says that its table linen and cookshop sectors are both enjoying notably strong sales as customers ensure that they deliver the festive feast in style.
It has also noticed a trend amongst men to be more organised in their Christmas shopping this year, with traditional gifts all peaking early.