John Lewis sales up 0.4% last week
Fashion sales were up 2.6% as knitwear had a record week with sales up 35%. Menswear sales also had a healthy increase with sales rising by 6.6%.
Electricals and home technology sales were down 0.6% year-on-year. Sales of Dyson supersonic hairdryers were again the bestselling electrical item. Headphones, mobile phones and wearable tech products achieved record sales, and sales of large electrical items were also strong.
Home sales were down 1.3% despite sales in the upholstery category climbing by 18%. Gifting achieved a record week for the retailer with food gifts selling particularly well. Sales in the retailer’s Christmas Shops saw an increase of 8%.
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