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Bank holiday spirit drives sales up 8.8% for John Lewis Friday, 31st August 2012
John Lewis wraps its Oxford Street store for the Olympic Games Photo credit: John Lewis Partnership
Britain’s largest department store group saw an 8.8 per cent rise in sales in the week to 25 August, ending on a high after continued growth throughout the summer.
"The bank holiday spirit drove a healthy increase of 8.8 per cent, which was a solid end to a strong August for John Lewis.” The department store said in a statement on Friday, adding that "the end of the month saw all three directorates achieving strong lifts, led by Electricals and Home Technology.”
Sales at department stores were up 14.9 per cent month-on-month, as the retailer continued to outperform the sector. Food sales at John Lewis’ Waitrose operations also saw a positive end to August, with sales up 8 per cent for the week, and 9.9 per cent month-on-month.