Total sales for John Lewis for the week to May 10 were 15.6% ahead of last year.

‘Notable uplift’ for Cooking & Dining at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis for the week to May 10 were 15.6% ahead of last year.

The department store group said its 150th anniversary celebration weekend went off very well with sales on Sunday strong, and its ‘150 assortment’ is finding favour with customers. To mark its 150 years of trading, John Lewis is collaborating with some of its longstanding suppliers to create some exclusive commemorative products. It is also bringing back special edition prints

from its archive.

Shop sales were buoyant with the best performances from High Wycombe at 51.6% up on last year, Newbury at 31.6%, Poole 23.0%, Croydon 20.7% and Swindon up 20.2%. Its online operation was up 28.1% on last year, with its Click & Collect facility up 60% year-on-year.

Home sales were up 19.5% on last year. The star performer of the week was furniture but there were also notable uplifts from Cooking and Dining at 11.5% and Home Accessories and Gifts at 9%.

John Lewis director of selling, London and South David Barford said: “Looking ahead, this weekend promises to be warmer, putting us in a good place to maximise our summer assortments with customers beginning to focus on outdoor activities.”

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