THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
HOME
RETAIL NEWS
RETAIL EVENTS
Fashion
Department Stores
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Home & DIY
Electricals
Health & Beauty
General Merchandise
Entertainment
Sports & Leisure
Retail Solutions
Food & Drink
RETAIL INSIGHTS
RETAIL SOLUTIONS
ABOUT US
CONTACT US
SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE
John Lewis sales boosted by Father's Day last week

John Lewis saw sales at its department stores increase by 5.7% year-on-year last week as it benefited from shoppers purchasing Father’s Day gifts and taking advantage of a price matching promotion.

DEPARTMENT STORES

John Lewis sales boosted by Father's Day last week

John Lewis saw sales at its department stores increase by 5.7% year-on-year last week as it benefited from shoppers purchasing Father’s Day gifts and taking advantage of a price matching promotion.

Fashion sales were strong with an uplift of 10.9% as the womenswear category achieved sales growth of 11%. Within this, own brand womenswear sales climbed by 11.2%. The women’s accessories and jewellery categories also had good week with sales rising by 15.4% and 20% respectively. Trading in the menswear category was boosted by Father’s Day as sales rose by 19.7%. John Lewis said men’s socks were the most popular gift.

Electrical and home technology sales increased by 6.2% in the week as the retailer enjoyed strong sales of gaming products and TVs as customers prepared to watch the beginning of the World Cup.

Meanwhile, home sales were down 0.4% despite Father’s Day gifts being in demand within the gifts, cook and dine category which delivered overall growth of 3.6%. Outdoor living also continued to perform well with sales up 3.8%.

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News

RETAIL EVENTS

The HR Summit 2018
The HR Summit 2018
Wednesday 3 October 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th HR Summit 2018, The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1, 3rd October 2018
The Retail Design Seminar 2018
The Retail Design Seminar 2018
14 November 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre
The Retail Design Seminar 2018
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
6 February 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1 9DT
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
5 June 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th Annual Retail Customer Engagement Summit
Fix The Dinosaur Roundtable 2018
Fix The Dinosaur Roundtable 2018
19 October 2018
The Euston Suite, The Hallam, 44 Hallam St, London W1W 6JJ
A Masterclass in IBMi Legacy Issues