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John Lewis sales up 2.3% to £129.2 million last week

John Lewis saw its sales increase by 2.3% to £129.2 million year-on-year last week with both the shops and johnlewis.com enjoying strong trade.

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John Lewis sales up 2.3% to £129.2 million last week

However, this figure is suppressed due to the first day of the retailer’s clearance sale in its shops moving into the current week this year.

The shopping days before Christmas were busy with customers making last minute purchases in the shops and picking up Click & Collect orders until closing on Christmas Eve. Online sales climbed by 25.1% on last year after a record volume of customers visited the John Lewis app.

In electricals and home technology, sales were up 2.8% as trade was boosted by a 21% rise in the tablet and computing category.

Fashion sales grew by 2.7% on last year with the jewellery and watches category achieving some of the best percentage increases at 23.3%.

Meanwhile, home sales edged up 0.7% driven by a 49.2% uplift in sales of gift food and seasonal items.

The clearance sale got off to a good start on johnlewis.com at 5pm on Christmas Eve with orders up 17.7% in the first full hour compared to the same time last year.

Andy Street, managing director of John Lewis, said: “This was a busy week for us. Customers were shopping right until the last moment before Christmas, helped by the extension of our Click & Collect service to Christmas Eve.

“We are now in the final week of our peak trading period with Clearance in full swing across our shops and online and we are seeing customers continue to enjoy our reductions across Fashion, Home and EHT.”

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