John Lewis has enjoyed another double digit rise in weekly sales, driven by strong demand for electricals and technology products.
The department store group said today that sales increased 9.9% year-on-year to £76.12m in the week to June 23.
Sales of electricals jumped 28.2%, powered in part by John Lewis’ largest-ever week on Apple and a 20% increase in e-reader sales as customers prepare for holidays, while small electricals lifted 11.3%.
Home nudged ahead of the year at 1.6%, with Home Accessories and Gifts driving a 9.8% increase.
Online also performed strongly with sales up 36.1%, with particularly strong demand for a special buy Nespresso Coffee Machine.
The top two performing shops were the John Lewis at home branch in Poole at 26.8%, followed by John Lewis at home in Swindon at 13.7%.
John Lewis also owns upmarket supermarket chain Waitrose. Here sales rose 1.8% to £107.5m for the week to June 23, driven by snackfoods and convenience dishes bought by customers watching the European Football Championships.