Weekly sales up 1.3% for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were up 1.3% last week (to Saturday July 13) as customers continued to shop summer Clearance offers.

The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous said: “It was a particularly good week in our shops, despite being up against a busy weekend of sport.

“Home sales were down 0.7%, although textiles and home accessories had a strong week with sales up 8.1%. We also saw strong sales in gift food, up 8.7%, and our own-brand Find, Keep, Give collection continues to drive sales in gifts, up 10.8%.

“Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 2.3%, with cooler weather compared with the same week last year impacting sales of warm weather products such as refrigeration and fans. Android & Smart Home had a strong week with sales up 19%.

“Fashion sales were up 7.2%, with own-brand fashion performing particularly well with sales up 6.6%.”

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