Both online and branches saw strong sales, with online traffic seeing one of its biggest weeks of the year.
The department store group’s director of online product Sienne Veit said: “Home sales were up 11%, with textiles and home accessories enjoying the strongest week, seeing sales rise by 16.3%. Furniture and flooring also saw a good week of sales growth, up 8.4%.”
EHT (Electricals & Home Technology) sales were up 2.1% for the week. Tablets and computers enjoyed “a particularly strong week”, up 23%, driven by sales of the MacBook Air and 10 inch iPads. Sales within vision also saw double digit growth, driven by the launch of the new Samsung chrome TV.
Fashion sales for the week were up 15.5% on the same week last year. Womenswear sales rose by 34.5%, with new own-label denim lifestyle brand AND/OR described as “a stand-out”. Beauty, wellbeing and leisure sales were up 13.4%.