John Lewis sales up 2% last week
John Lewis increased its sales by 2% year-on-year to £86.7 million as the department store chain benefited from strong clearance trade.
Electrical and home technology sales rose by 8.4% following strong Microsoft sales due to the recent launch of the new Surface Pro Tablet and Surface Book.
Home sales were up 0.2% as the outdoor living category performed particularly well with sales up 55% due to the hot weather.
Meanwhile, fashion sales were down by 1.6%. Beauty, wellbeing and leisure sales the standout performers with an uplift in the category of 4.1%.
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