Easter boost for John Lewis
John Lewis enjoyed a double-digit sales increase in the past week.
The department store chain saw sales rise by 10.1% in the week to 20 April.
'Total sales for the week were up 10.1% as customers enjoyed shopping Easter promotions earlier in the week. However, the record breaking warm weather over the weekend impacted sales, when compared to the same Easter weekend last year,’ says Simon Coble, John Lewis trading director.
‘Home sales were up 11.6%. Sales of tabletop products were up 20.4% and gifts and candles were up 25% as customers prepared their homes for Easter celebrations.
‘Electrical and home technology sales were up 10.2%. Warm weather saw sales of fans up 310% as customers invested in products to cool the home.
‘Fashion sales were up 9.3%. Own brand clothing ranges Kin and Modern Rarity saw sales up 23% and 22% respectively. John Lewis & Partners shops with Style Studios saw sales up 31% as customers looked to refresh their wardrobes for the summer season.’