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Christmas merchandise already selling well at John Lewis

Tube strike and good weather contributes to lower footfall in the most challenging week this half of the year

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Christmas merchandise already selling well at John Lewis

Tube strike and good weather contributes to lower footfall in the most challenging week this half of the year

Week 10 sales revenue was £49.46 million up 7.2% on last year and up22.5 per cent over two years. The strong performance of John Lewis Direct sales (up 46%) gives the company confidence that consumer spending is still strong despite the potential impact of the upcoming public sector cuts.

Among the Directorates EHT was a particular highlight, producing the best week of the half so far, with particularly strong white goods sales. IT and imaging also fared well with multi-channel NKU pricing driving significant growth.

Fashion sales were up against strong figures from the online launch last year for Fashion and very successful first week of opening for Cardiff. Despite all this sales still beat our expectations, with menswear the highlight at 13% up on last year.

Home had a good week with lighting up 10.7% per cent performing excellently as the afternoons turned darker. Christmas shop sales were 10 per cent up, with John Lewis Direct doing a roaring trade on advent calendar and Christmas tree sales.

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