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John Lewis suffers home dip

JLHouseYinJohn Lewis saw home sales dip in the past week.

‘Total sales were up 0.4% on the same week [to 10 August] last year, with customers focusing on back to school products and technology,’ says Simon Coble, John Lewis trading director.

‘Home sales were down 2.7% but textiles and home accessories were up 2.5% on the same week last year.

‘Fashion sales were down 1.2%. However menswear performed well, up 7.1% and sales of women's accessories were also up 3.1%. 

‘Electrical and home technology sales were up 4.7%, driven by strong sales of hair care products, with personal care up overall 74%. It was also a good week for sales of televisions, up 21%, and large electrical products, up 12.4%.’