Home sales steady at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis were £71m last week (to June 11), up 1.5% on last year.

The department store group’s director of online trade Mark Felix said the lower year-on-year increase followed a strong week last week, due to the fall of half term.

Home sales were steady, up 1.1% on last year. Within this category, Home Accessories and Gifts lifted 5.4%. The Queen’s 90th Birthday also bolstered sales of British heritage products within Gift Food, up162% on last year. Mark Felix said Outdoor Living delivered ‘a particularly strong result’ against last year.

EHT [Electricals & Home Technology] had ‘another great performance’, up 11.4% on last year. Sales of Electricals were up 5.4%, driven by both large and small electrical appliances. Communication Technology also had a good week, up 23.7%, with tablets selling well.

Fashion had a softer week, down 5.4% on last year, with cooler weather meaning sales of high summer lines were slower. But, Mark Felix added, Swimwear and Nightwear performed well (up 8.9%), ‘with customers no doubt preparing for their summer holidays’.

Check Also

Squire’s Garden Centres announce Charities of the Year

Squire’s Garden Centres has announced their ‘Charities of the Year’ for 2021-2022. The charities include …