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Fashion sales back in vogue for John Lewis Friday, 17th May 2013
Despite tough comparisons across the business, John Lewis’ fashion sales rose 4.8 per cent in the week to 11 May, as the warm weather spurred on clothing lines. A warm bank holiday weekend brought a sharp drop in footfall for John Lewis in the seven days to 11 May, with total sales falling to -0.2 per cent year-on-year.
WH Smith voted worst store by consumers Friday, 17th May 2013
Consumer watchdog Which? has found that WH Smith is Britain’s worst store, according to a consumer poll of 100 high street brands. At the other end of the scale, Apple were crowned the best store knocking off last year’s winner Lush, who finished a respectable second, with the Disney Store coming in at third.
John Lewis fetes arrival of spring as fashion sales surge Friday, 3rd May 2013
Hotter climes have helped fashion sales at John Lewis rise 19.6 per cent on the same week a year before. The department store on Friday reported a stronger week with sales up 5.3 per cent in the seven days to 27 April, as fashion sales managed to offset tougher trading at the retailer’s home and electricals and home technology directorates.
Spring brings mixed fortunes for John Lewis Friday, 26th April 2013
Sales at John Lewis came in flat at -0.1 per cent for the week as customers chose to make the most of the sunshine instead of shopping. The department store’s online director Mark Lewis on Friday reported “a number of factors” had contributed into make the seven days to 20 April a “challenging” week for the retailer compared to the same time a year before, with customers reportedly soaking up the sun in their gardens instead of on the high street.
John Lewis tops £1bn in annual online sales ahead of schedule Monday, 22nd April 2013
John Lewis reports “unprecedented” rise in online growth as it reaches £1 billion in annual online sales a year ahead of schedule. The department store group on Monday said it reached the milestone on a 52-week rolling basis. John Lewis said it expected to reach the £1 billion mark in 2014, as IT director Paul Coby said the retailer was experiencing “an unprecedented pace of online growth”;
"The billion-pound success of johnlewis.com is a reflection of our strategy to put the customer at the heart of our online operations.
John Lewis’ Oxford St flagship sees 18.5% rise in sales Friday, 19th April 2013
Proving the stores still have it, John Lewis’ Oxford Street flagship reported an 18.5 per cent rise in sales in the week to 13 April. While John Lewis’ stellar rate of sales growth slowed slightly to 6.9 per cent including VAT in the seven days to 13 April, it was the group’s bricks-and-mortar stores that led the way for the week, with Oxford Street, Liverpool, Poole and Aberdeen all well into the double digit figures for growth.
Sales rise 23.1% for John Lewis as department store looks to cater for “every eventuality” Friday, 5th April 2013
Sales rose 23.1 per cent year-on-year for the department store group, as Easter purchases boosted strong like-for-like sales and online growth in the seven days to 30 March. The Easter holidays brought a rise in footfall for John Lewis stores, as sales rose 14.6 per cent on the Easter week from 2012.
Snow in spring can’t stop John Lewis as sales rise 13.5% Thursday, 28th March 2013
Blossom and daffodils may have been replaced by sleet and snow in the run up to Easter, but John Lewis continues on its winning streak, with sales up 13.5 per cent year-on-year. Despite a marked contrast to last year’s balmy March, it seems the weather did little to abate the UK’s appetite for shopping as the department store chain managed to report strong growth across its branches and online.