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John Lewis sees home sales climb

John Lewis saw home sales rise in the past week.

'Total sales for the week [to 8 June] were up 6.7% on last year with competitor price matching driving sales, especially in fashion and beauty,’ says Sienne Veit, John Lewis digital director.

‘Home sales were up 3.1% following strong sales in textiles and home accessories, up 4.9% on last year. In the run-up to Father's Day, we also saw strong sales in gifting, up 20.7%.

‘Fashion sales were up 14.8% with standout performances in own-brand, up 7.7%. Within own brand, women's accessories had a great week, up 15.4%, and menswear sales were up 8% on last year.

‘Electrical and home technology sales were up 0.9% with strong demand from new product launches in audio and also good mobile product sales.’

Home sales for the 18 week period were down 4.5%.