Weekly sales up 5.9% for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis for the week to Saturday August 12 were up 5.9%.

The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous said sales across all departments grew more than in the same week last year.

Home sales were up 1%. Highlights include sales of Textiles and Home Accessories, which were up 4.9%, and sales of Gifts, Cook and Dine products, which rose by 1.5%.

For Electrical and Home Technology (EHT), sales were up 9.2%. Vision saw the biggest growth, with sales of TVs up 17.7% and the new ‘Samsung The Frame Art Mode TV’ proving popular. Communications Technology product sales were up 12.7%, largely due to sales of Apple MacBooks growing by 53% as a result of the retailer matching a competitor’s promotion.

Fashion sales were up 7.5%. This performance was primarily driven by womenswear which posted a sales lift of 21.5%, partially due to the mid-week unseasonal weather which drove early demand for outerwear.

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