John Lewis sales boosted by clearance last week
John Lewis saw its sales climb by 7.3% year-on-year last week as trade was boosted by the start of its clearance sale.
Fashion sales increased by 4.1% boosted by strong performances from the childrenswear, nursery and haberdashery categories. Sales of menswear and womenswear rose by 10.7% and 4.4% respectively.
Home sales ended the week 9.5% up on the corresponding week last year. Despite the unpredictable weather seen in parts of the country, sales in the outdoor living category climbed by 9.7%. Furniture also performed well with sales up 14.2%. This included a 19.7% uplift in the beds and bedroom category and a 19.4% increase in living and dining.
Electricals and home technology sales increased by 10.2% year-on-year. Communication technology the star performer with sales rising by 19.3%. Televisions also sold well.
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