Sale hits home at John Lewis
John Lewis saw an almost double-digit drop in home sales as it winter sale ended.
‘Total sales were down 2.8% as customers shopped the final week of Clearance [to 18 January]. Home sales were particularly impacted in the week, down 9.3%, as we sold through many lines to clear space for Spring Summer 2020 product,’ says Simon Coble, John Lewis trading director.
‘Fashion sales were down 2.8% overall, again due to lines sold through in Clearance but sales of menswear were up 7.3% as we price matched competitor promotions.
‘Electrical and home technology sales were up 1.4%. We saw positive sales of computers due to new product launches and Windows 7 reaching end of life, which led to customers upgrading their existing devices.’