Home sales at John Lewis down 13.4%

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 12.4% last week (to Saturday September 21) on the same week last year.

The department store group said the performance was due to warmer weather impacting sales of new season products.

John Lewis & Partners trading director Simon Coble commented: “Home sales were down 13.4%. However, our own-brand House range continues to perform well as customers enjoyed shopping for Off to University items.

“Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 11.4%, but demand for new communications technology product launches picked up over the weekend.

“Fashion sales were down 12.3%; however Beauty sales were up 0.7% as we price-matched a competitor’s promotion.”

 

John Lewis customers enjoyed shopping for Off to University items

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