New Year boost for John Lewis
The first full week of John Lewis’s winter sale saw sales jump.
Sales in the week to 5 January rose by 11.2%.
‘Total sales for the week were up 11.2% on last year in what was the first full week of Clearance,’ said Jon Williams, John Lewis merchandising operations director.
‘Home sales were up 1.7%. Gifts, Cook and Dine continued to perform well with sales up 11.3%. Cookshop and tabletop also had strong sales driven by standout Special Buy lines.
‘Fashion sales were up 20.4%. Menswear had the biggest increase on last year with sales up 34.3% on last year. Womenswear and women’s accessories were also up 19.7% and 24.3% respectively.
‘Electrical and home technology sales were up 11.7%. Communications technology products had a very strong week with sales up 35.2% and television sales were up 14%.’
Home sales for the 23 week period were down 4.3%.