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Hot weather hits John Lewis sales

Total sales for John Lewis were down 7.9% last week (to Saturday June 30) on last year, with the high temperatures impacting sales. The department store group’s director of operations development Simon Russell said: “Home sales were down 13.5%, although Outdoor Living continues to perform strongly. Low tog duvets saw …

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Waitrose shoppers soak up the sun

Divisional sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were up 7.8% last week (to Saturday June 30) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s director of personnel Jo Walmsley said: “The rising temperatures last week meant keeping cool was a priority for shoppers, as sales of ice increased by 125% and …

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Gifts, Cook and Dine sales up 4% for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis were down 2.2% last week (to Saturday June 23) on the same week last year. The department store group product director Sienne Veit said: “‘Clearance’ got off to a good start but sales slowed at the weekend due to the hot weather.” Sienne noted that …

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Summer arrives at Waitrose with a cherry on top!

Divisional sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were up 0.2% last week (to Saturday June 23) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “The early part of the week faced tough comparatives as a result of hot weather this time last year. However, trade …

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Houseplants are hot news at Waitrose

Sales excluding fuel at Waitrose were 1.4% higher last week (to Saturday June 9) than last year.​​ The supermarket chain’s IT director Mike Sackman said: “The weather was warmer than expected for many areas of the country, leading to strong sales of summer foods.” Shoppers bought 27% more barbecue meats …

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John Lewis shoppers snap up Father’s Day gifts

Total sales at John Lewis rose 4.2% last week (to Saturday June 9) on the same week last year, boosted by the department store retailer price-matching competitors’ promotions through its Never Knowingly Undersold policy. John Lewis head of shop trade for London and the south-east Liz Mihell said that while …

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Gifts, cook and dine sales up 5.5% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis last week (to Saturday May 26) were up 3.4% on last year. The department store group’s director of retail operations development Simon Russell commented: “Sales rose due to customers buying products for the bank holiday weekend, and taking advantage of our promotions and us price …

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Waitrose shoppers brighten up their homes

Divisional sales excluding fuel were up 0.3% for Waitrose last week (to Saturday May 26) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Loraine Woodhouse said: “Shoppers chose to brighten up their homes ahead of the long weekend, with sales of houseplants up 29% compared with last …

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Fruit, ice cream and BBQ meat sales boom at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose last week (to Saturday May 12) were up 3.8% on last year, as warmer weather influenced customers’ purchases. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley said: “The week saw our biggest sales of ice cream this year, up 55% compared with the same week …

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John Lewis shoppers prepare for World Cup and Royal Wedding

Total sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday May 12) were up 3.3% on last year, mainly due to shoppers buying products for the warm weather. The department store group’s operations director Dino Rocos said Home sales were down 5.4%. However, he added: “We saw very strong sales …

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