Tag Archives: Black Friday

‘Record-breaking’ Black Friday period for ProCook

Housewares chain ProCook has reported ‘another record-breaking’ Black Friday period. The specialist retailer’s bricks-and-mortar channel achieved a14% increase in like-for-like sales and its ecommerce sales were up by almost a quarter on last year – both contributing an overall company like-for-like growth of 20%. Total sales were up 40% on …

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John Lewis reveals best-selling home products

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners last week (to Saturday November 30) were up 60.4% on the same week as last year, with Black Friday taking place a week later this year. Compared with the Black Friday period in 2018, sales were up 2.1% – which represents a new …

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Shoppers’ enthusiasm for Black Friday confounds expectations

Retail intelligence company Springboard today (Monday December 2) announced that Black Friday saw a rise in footfall of +3.3% compared with 2018. Shopper numbers increased in all three destination types (shopping centres, high streets and retail parks) with shopping centres faring the best, with an increase in footfall of +6.5% …

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John Lewis gives Black Friday update

John Lewis & Partners operations director Bérangère Michel has commented on the department store group’s Black Friday trading activity. In a statement issued this afternoon (Friday November 29), he said: “Our Black Friday event started last Friday. Our decision to start promotions earlier this year reflects the fact that Black …

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Black Friday is here

Today (November 29) marks the last day of Amazon.co.uk’s biggest ever Black Friday Sale. The online giant said: ‘This year’s eight-day Black Friday Sale, which culminates in its final day today, is Amazon’s tenth in the UK, after first bringing Black Friday to the UK in 2010. ‘The past eight …

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Which? investigates Black Friday deals

Nearly all Black Friday ‘deals’ are cheaper or available for the same price at other times of the year, according to a new study by Which? The consumers’ association tracked the prices of 83 tech, home and personal products that were on offer on Black Friday (November 23) in 2018 …

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John Lewis weekly sales down 43.3%

Total sales were down 43.3% at John Lewis & Partners last week (to Saturday November 23) but according to the department store group’s trading director Simon Coble, “our performance exceeded expectations with the scheduled launch of Black Friday deals towards the end of the week. Sales were up 30% compared …

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Springboard forecasts Black Friday footfall to drop by -4.5%

Springboard has forecast that Black Friday weekend ‘will do little to help struggling retailers in what has been a challenging year of trading’. The retail intelligence company anticipates that footfall across bricks-and-mortar retail destinations will decline by -4.5% on Black Friday, with high streets being the hardest hit with a …

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Mintel predicts Black Friday will be ‘the biggest it’s ever been’

Black Friday is now fully ingrained in the retail calendar, and according to Mintel, last year almost two in five (39%) British consumers made a purchase during the Black Friday promotions. The market research firm said 86% of Black Friday shoppers bought online, while 29% bought in-store. Amazon was the …

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Biggest sales week in John Lewis history

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners last week (to Saturday November 24) were up 7.7% on the same week as last year, making it the biggest sales week in the department store group’s history. Alison Smith, head of shop trade for the south and west, said: “Sales were driven …

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