John Lewis sales up 3.7% in final week of trading year
All three buying areas posted increases.
Fashion sales climbed by 5.5% as the new season started to make an impact with womenswear sales up 11.4% and menswear sales edging up 3.8%.
Home sales rose by 1.9% driven by strong performances in the textiles, carpets and furniture categories.
Electricals and home technology sales increased by 4.3% as the communication technology category was boosted by the popularity of Apple and Microsoft products.
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