Accessories Amazon Asda Christmas Expansion & Franchise Fashion HR News High Street John Lewis London Marks & Spencer Media News Results Retail Retail and Consumer Industry Retail news Sainsbury's Store Tesco UK brand china consumer deal deals and rumours department department stores e-commerce electricals expansion fashion news food grocer group launch luxury morrisons my online online retail people profit property retail property retailer sale sales supermarket waitrose
Despite the downpour, John Lewis sales shine on Friday, 11th May 2012
Photo credit: My Retail Media
John Lewis managed another double-digit rise in sales last week as rain and storms brought in a shower of transactions.
The department store chain on Friday said sales increased 18.3 per cent year-on-year to £64.3 million in the week to 5 May.
"The weather continues to play a key role in what's selling and what's not, but overall another strong week at John Lewis," said the firm.
"It seems that the wet launch into spring has played out in our favour with all three directorates trading ahead of budget and last year."
Homeware sales increased 14.1 per cent for the week, with sales in the electrical and home technology departments rising 47.2 per cent.