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John Lewis sees quieter trading in last week of financial year

John Lewis experienced quieter trade last week against a backdrop of changeable weather. Total sales edged up 0.6% year-on-year while online sales climbed by 6.4%.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

John Lewis sees quieter trading in last week of financial year

Sales at the shops were down overall, but the Heathrow, York and Exeter branches delivered strong increases of 24.4%, 11.5% and 9.3% respectively.

At a directorate level, home sales rose by 2.9% with uplifts across all product categories although home accessories achieved the biggest year-on-year growth.

Electricals and home technology sales were up 1.7% boosted by buoyant trade in the communication technology category.

Fashion sales fell by 2.3% despite a stand-out performance in beauty, wellbeing and leisure as customers were inspired by the retailer’s Re:new All campaign.

 

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