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John Lewis sales up 4.2% last week

Sales at John Lewis rose by 4.2% year-on-year last week as trade was boosted by the run-up to FatherÂ’s Day although some product areas suffered due to the wet weather.

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John Lewis sales up 4.2% last week

Sales at John Lewis rose by 4.2% year-on-year last week as trade was boosted by the run-up to FatherÂ’s Day although some product areas suffered due to the wet weather.

Electricals and home technology sales increased by 7.4% with communication technology the star performer.

Fashion sales were 2% up on last year although high summer lines struggled due to the weather. Menswear had a good week with sales rising by 6.2% driven by buoyant sales in men's formalwear.

Meanwhile, sales in the home category edged up 3.7% helped by a 7% increase in sales of home accessories and gifts. Furniture also had a good week with sales rising by 7.1% year-on-year.

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