John Lewis weekly fashion sales down 8 percent

Total sales at John Lewis for the week ending May 20, 2018, were down 6.3 percent. The company said in a statement that following good sales at the start of the week, weekend sales were impacted by the hot weather and customers turning their attention to the weekend's celebrations. Style sales were down 8 percent, but women’s accessories were up 2.7 percent and womenswear company-owned brand fashion sales were up 7 percent during the week.

Home sales for period were down 8 percent, while furniture and flooring sales were up 1.5 percent. John Lewis added that it experienced extremely strong demand for royal wedding memorabilia and partyware from customers and tourists who celebrated the occasion.

Electrical and home technology sales were down 0.8 percent, while sales of electrical products were up 1.4 percent.

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