Another week, another home sales fall for John Lewis
House, its own label collection, provided a bright spot for John Lewis in the past week but home sales once again fell.
‘Total sales for the week were down 2.3% compared to the same week last year,’ said Simon Coble, John Lewis trading director
‘Home sales were down 6.2%, but House performed well with sales up 4.4%. Find, Keep, Give continues to do well, driving sales of gifts and candles up 3.4%. Christmas trees and Gift Food also continue to do well.
‘Overall fashion sales were up 4% on last year. Menswear sales were up 3.1% and men’s cashmere performed particularly well with sales up 12%. Women's accessories sales were up 4.1%. Beauty, wellbeing & leisure sales were up 16.7% as we price matched a competitor. Electrical and home technology sales were down 4.8%. However, accessories sales were up 2.5% due to strong sales within earphones.’
Home sales for the 11 week period were down by 4.5%.