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Bedroom provides lift for John Lewis home sales

JLbedroomAJohn Lewis saw an uplift in sales in the past week, helped by a strong home performance.

‘Total sales for the week [to 29 July] were £78.6m, up 2.5%. Both online and branches saw an uplift, with online sales up 7.2%,’ said Simon Russell,‚Ä®John Lewis retail operations development director.
‘Home had a strong week, up 7.7% on the same week last year. Customers were investing in their bedrooms once again with sales in bed linen up 19.2% and beds and bedroom up 17.5% driven by the last week of special buy sales.
‘Fashion sales were also up 1.5% with the biggest increase in beauty, wellbeing and leisure where sales rose by 5.8%. Electrical and home technology sales were down 0.5%.’
Home sales for the 26 week period were down 0.2%.