John Lewis revenues fall despite record homeware sales

John Lewis Cheltenham

John Lewis & Partners’ weekly sales declined despite its own-brand homeware range registering its “biggest week” this year.

John Lewis & Partners Home sales fell 9.1% during the period however the retailer registered a 26% increase in ‘Off to Uni’ sales making it its “biggest week” for own brand  homeware sales this year.

Despite this the department stores total weekly sales fell 5.5% during the week to September 7.

Fashion sales declined 4.9% compared with a 1.8% increase during the same period the previous year. Electrical and home technology sales were down 3.5% although large electrical sales saw a slight 1.5% uptick.

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