Home sales up 2.9% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday January 27) were £75.9 million: up 4.7% on the same week last year.

The department store group’s head of shop trade for the south and west Alison Smith said Home sales rose 2.9%, “due to customers taking advantage of final Clearance offers and investing in their homes”. She added that Furniture and Flooring sales were up 7.3% on last year.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were up 11.9%, driven primarily by sales of large electrical items, TVs and smartphones. Sales of large electrical items were up 12% compared with last year, and sales of communications technology products were up 11.7%.

Fashion sales were down 0.4% on the same week last year, though womenswear sales remained strong at +9.9%.

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