John Lewis’ fashion arm boosts weekly sales

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// John Lewis Partnership total weekly sales up 0.7% to £216.76m
// In the week to July 13, John Lewis’ total sales rose 1.3%
// Waitrose’s weekly total sales saw a mere 0.4% rise

John Lewis Partnership has revealed the company’s weekly sales, with department store chain John Lewis’ fashion sales surpassing all other categories.

In the week to July 13, John Lewis’ total sales rose 1.3 per cent, with fashion sales up 7.2 per cent, and own-brand fashion sales up 6.6 per cent.

The electricals and home technology category saw sales slip 2.3 per cent, while its home category saw a sales decline of 0.7 per cent.

Meanwhile, Waitrose’s weekly total sales saw a mere 0.4 per cent rise, mostly in its ambient sales, which recorded a 1.3 per cent rise.

“Our range of Scrumptious Summer products are proving popular with customers, with classic British flavours and products such as meringues being a firm favourite,” Waitrose partner and customer director Martin George said.

However, the grocer’s chilled, fruit, veg, bakery, meat, fish, frozen, and dairy section recorded a sales decline of 0.5 per cent, which is an improvement against the 3.9 per cent decline recorded in the previous period.

Waitrose said wine “had a strong week”, with an increase of five per cent, as the 25 per cent off 6 bottles offer started on Wednesday and continues through into this week.

Moreover, John Lewis Partnership’s overall sales increased 0.7 per cent to £216.76 million in the period.

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