John Lewis weekly sales fall as shoppers shun tech promotions

Sales at John Lewis department stores fell last week but sales at Waitrose advanced

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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