John Lewis weekly fashion sales drop 0.1 percent

For the week ending June 23, 2018, total sales at John Lewis were down 2.2 percent on the same week last year. The company said in a statement that ‘clearance’ got off to a good start but sales slowed at the weekend due to the hot weather. Style sales were down 0.1 percent, while women’s accessories continue to be up with sales growing 6.8 percent compared to the same period last year.

Sales of new season womenswear products, the company added, were up 4 percent and the company also saw strong demand for beauty appointments which were up 20.8 percent.

Home sales for the week were down 3.7 percent, however, in the coming weeks, John Lewis expects to see a rise in sales of upholstery products because of the ‘special buy’ offers. Clearance also drove good sales of lighting products and beds, which were up 19 percent and 7.5 percent respectively. Gifts, cook and dine sales were up 4 percent for the period under review.

Picture:John Lewis website

 

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