Published on 16 - April - 2010
Weekly sales up at John LewisSales at John Lewis were up 0.6% year on year in the week to April 10.
Director of selling operations David Barford is very happy with the company's Easter performance: "A cracking Easter! Looking at our performance this week on a like-for-like basis we achieved a 10% increase on last year and over the two-week Easter period we saw a great 18% uplift. All in all a really good two weeks' trading."
He continued: "On a straightforward comparison to last year we were up 0.6%, losing Sunday due to the fall of the calendar, coupled with lovely weather at the tail end of the week plus a number of key sporting events."
Sales in home saw a 0.7% gain, with particularly strong results in cooking and dining, up 5%, and furniture, up 4%. Lots of interest was shown in garden furniture and barbecues, said Mr Barford.
White goods also performed well, with sales up 4.9%.
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