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John Lewis sales up 3.8% last week

Wednesday March 2nd 2016

John Lewis has said it enjoyed a “fair” week of trading last week with sales rising by 3.8% year-on-year.

The electricals and home technology directorate finished the week 6.3% up on the same week last year as trade was boosted by strong sales in the large electricals category.

Home sales rose by 4.8% driven by an 11.2% increase in furniture sales.

Fashion sales edged up 0.9% as the retailer benefited from buoyant sales of handbags and women's accessories after price-matching a competitor's activity.