Home stars for John Lewis
Home delivered another strong performance last week for John Lewis, with furniture and carpets and its At Home stores starring.
'Home sales grew 4.6% with furniture, especially beds and dining, standing out. It was great to see textiles, carpets and lighting grow, too, as customers start to focus on their houses,' says Simon Russell, John Lewis retail operations development director.
'In shops, it was the At Home branches that had a cracking week once again led by Poole (22.7%) but with Tamworth (18.8%), Swindon (17.9%) and Chichester (12.7%) hot on their heels, all enjoying double-digit growth as they continue to mature steadily.'
The increases helped the chain record a 4.9% rise in sales.