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Home and gift sales lift John Lewis weekly figures

Published: 19 June 2019 - Fiona Garcia
Home and gift categories performed well last week, with John Lewis also reporting its "biggest-ever Father
Home and gift categories performed well last week, with John Lewis also reporting its "biggest-ever Father's Day week" for gift card sales

Total sales were up 3.8% last week compared with last year, with home, gift, and large electricals providing a significant boost.

Overall, home sales were up 4%, with gifts, cook and dine sales up 3.2%. Within this, gift sales were up 17%, driven by customers shopping for Father’s Day. John Lewis & Partners buying director for electrical and home technology, Laurence Mitchell explained it was the department store’s biggest-ever Fathers’ Day week for customers purchasing gift cards, with an increase of 24% year on year. He added: “Within this, gift cards purchased from our third party mall business, were up 43% year-on-year.”

Home accessories also performed well, up 13% for the week, whilst bedroom and bathroom sales reported a 5% lift.

Despite the electrical and home technology category recording a 1.3% decline, sales of large electrical products jumped 8% last week.

 

 

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