Solid increase in John Lewis sales as Clearance begins

A solid 7.2% sales increase on last year delivered ‘the highest ever weekly sterling take in the first half year’, for John Lewis.

Solid increase in John Lewis sales as Clearance begins

The department store group said a combination of Clearance markdowns and full price trade ‘drove a great all-round performance’ with sales climbing to £81.59m in the week to June 22.

The Electricals and Home Technology performance grew 11.7% on the year and Home delivered a sales increase of 3.6%, with furniture providing a fantastic result seeing sales up 17.6% driven by increases across reduced, Special Buy and full price lines.

By channel, johnlewis.com had a ‘stand out result’ at 20.7% up. Click & collect saw orders up 46% year on year. Across the shops, five branches delivered double-digit increases in the first days of Clearance. Stratford was at the top with Norwich, Tamworth, Leicester and Milton Keynes not far behind.

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