Strong week for John Lewis
Rain and shine drive sales along with strong seasonal performance
Online and shops saw 18.2% growth for week 19 to 7th June, up to £70.76m compared to £59.84m last year.
Increased website traffic saw online sales grow by 31%. Shops recorded one of their best increases this year at 13.6%, and thee 'at home' shops dominated the top performers with Croydon, Poole and Tamworth all around 40% up.
Electrical and Home Technology led the buying areas with their 25% increase driven by white goods, cooling, beverage makers and tablets. Television sales also grew sharply as excitement for the World Cup grows.
This week also saw the opening of John Lewis’s first airport shop at Heathrow T2 where takings were very strong in the first few days and comfortably ahead of target.
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