John Lewis & Partners’ weekly sales surged due to its home promotional event and the John Lewis Beauty Weekend across 35 stores.
The department store chain’s total sales jumped 23.1% in the week to October 5. Home sales rocketed 68.4% during the period, making it the biggest week for home sales this year.
Textiles and home accessories soared 80.1% and gifts, cooking and dining sales were up 46.6%. The retailer also recorded its first full week of Christmas shop sales – up 14% compared with the same week the previous year.
Electrical and home technology sales increased 4.6% bolstered by the sale of electrical products such as tumble dryers, which registered a 170% increase in sales.
However, Waitrose & Partners’ total sales fell 1.7% during the same period.
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