Tag Archives: John Lewis

Record week for outdoor living at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis for the week ending Saturday (May 27) were £76.2m, down 5.6% on last year. The department store group’s director of merchandising operations Jon Williams commented that while Home sales were down 4.8%, the warmer weather resulted in record BBQ sales and a record week for …

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John Lewis unwraps top wedding gift list items

John Lewis has revealed the most popular presents requested by betrothed couples on their wedding gift lists for 2017. The department store group said its findings highlight a trend for ‘creative cooking’, which suggests that ‘home cooking and entertaining is an important pastime for today’s lovebirds’. Outdoor pizza ovens have …

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Home sales down 2.2% at John Lewis

Total weekly sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday May 20) were £76.3m, up 1.1% on last year. The department store group’s head of shop trade, Central and Midlands, Amanda Dammers commented that Home sales were down 2.2% year-on-year, but there was an increase in customers placing deposits …

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Positive week for cookshop and cutlery at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday May 13) were £74.1m, up 1.3% on last year. Barry Matheson, the department store group’s head of shop trade for Scotland & the North, reported that Home had a “good week” of sales, up 5.3% year on year. He added: …

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Waitrose shoppers opt for warming food

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose for the week ending last Saturday (May 6) were up 0.9% compared with the year-ago period. The supermarket chain’s director Helen Hyde commented: “With the overcast weather, customers opted for roasts and warming food, with meat accompaniments such as gravy up by 20%.” She …

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‘Good week’ for cooking and dining sales at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis for the week ending last Saturday (May 6) reached £82.8 million: up 2.3% on last year. The department store group’s director of online product Sienna Veit said Home sales were down 0.1%, as warmer weather this time in 2016 significantly drove sales of outdoor living …

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John Lewis named best UK homewares retailer in GlobalData’s 2017 Customer Satisfaction Awards

John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and AO.com dominated proceedings at GlobalData’s 2017 Customer Satisfaction Awards, held on April 27 at The Royal Horseguards Hotel in London. Maureen Hinton, global research director at GlobalData Retail, said: “The top three winners prove that consumers respond well to retailers that make customers the …

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Weekly Home sales at John Lewis down 7%

Total sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday April 29) were £83.1 million: down 1.8% year on year, due to ‘annualising of strong price match promotions’ in the same week last year. The department store group’s fashion director Christine Kasoulis said Home sales were down 7.2% on last …

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John Lewis launches National Treasures campaign

John Lewis revealed details of a summer-long campaign celebrating ‘the nation’s favourite things, pastimes and quirks’ yesterday (Wednesday 26 April). Running until Sunday August 20, ‘National Treasures’ aims to ‘shine a spotlight on the best of British life, design and culture’. It will include a ‘Summer Season’ series of events and …

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Home sales down 5% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis totalled £74.9m last week (to Saturday April 22), up 1.6% year-on-year. The department store group’s online trade director Mark Felix commented: “Sales were still impacted by the fall of Easter this year compared with last. The majority of John Lewis shops were shut on Easter …

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