Clearance gives John Lewis sales increase of 17%


A second week of clearance sales gave the department chain John Lewis a double digit increase it has today been announced.

For the week ending June 30th the store saw an overall increase in total sales of 17 per cent.

Home achieved the best result of over 11.9 per cent due to its discounted items and in this department the demand for cooking and dining utilities went up by 13 per cent.

Clearance accessories in Gift and Home outperformed others with a 23.2 per cent rise.

Shoppers wanting to commemorate London 2012 meant there was a strong interest in Olympic merchandise making sales of 12.8 per cent.

Due to the poor weather more and more people were shopping from home as sales improved again in this area.

The best performing stores were Cribbs Causeway and Cheadle that saw 18.4 and 20.9 per cent rises respectively.

Ed Connolly, Buying Director, EHT, John Lewis saw a particularly strong rise in sales of television sets despite England no longer competing in Euro 2012.

He commented: “Electricals and Home Technology kept up its momentum with year-on-year growth of +30.8 per cent.

“All buying offices here are in positive territory, with TV sales in Vision not suffering after England‘s exit from the European Championships, and terrific demand seen right across our technology offering, especially in tablet computing and laptops.

He added:”The balance across retail was also very pleasing, with all our channels complementing one another‘s growth and a positive figure online of +28.4 per cent sitting alongside all but one of our LFL shops in positive figures, with 16 of them showing double-digit growth and excellent scores from the ‘at home‘ format, too. “