Sales at John Lewis & Partners department stores slid last week but there was a strong rise at grocery stablemate Waitrose & Partners.
John Lewis’s sales were down 4.1% year on year in the week to December 28. That brought the decline over the 48 weeks of the retailer’s financial year so far to 1.6% versus the previous year.
Waitrose’s weekly sales rose 18.8% year on year, and on a 48-week basis they were down 0.8%.
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