John Lewis sales buoyed by start of Clearance

John Lewis

John Lewis & Partners has posted an uplift in sales as the first full week of its Clearance Sale drove its top line.

The department store business registered a 3.3% increase in sales during the seven days to January 4, in comparison to the same period last year.

Fashion sales led the charge, jumping 6.4% year on year. Womenswear sales rose 10% and womenswear accessories had a 22.6% uptick.

John Lewis’ menswear sales grew at a slower rate of 2.5%.

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