John Lewis sales jump driven by fashion clearance

John Lewis London

John Lewis’ sales jumped last week off the back of strong results across its fashion range, but Waitrose struggled across its categories.

The department store chain reported that total sales for the week ending July 6 were up 1.3% year on year, as “customers continued to enjoy shopping summer clearance”.

Fashion sales were up 6.2%, driven predominantly by buoyant performances across its beauty, wellbeing and leisure range, which soared 12.4%.

John Lewis home sales ticked up 0.5%, while sales of gift food jumped 11.4% off the back of sales of confectionary and alcohol.

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