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John Lewis sales growth stalls Friday, 26th October 2012
John Lewis prepares for the onset of colder weather. Sales growth for Britain’s biggest department store group fell for the third week in a row last week, as tough comparables from the year before proved hard to beat. John Lewis on Friday said department store sales rose 7.0 per cent to £69.4 million in the week to 20 October.
John Lewis fetes new format launch with sales up 8.6% Friday, 19th October 2012
John Lewis store opening at Exeter. Despite missing out on the double digit rise seen consistently across the last few weeks, John Lewis had plenty to celebrate with the opening of its new format store and strong online sales. Sales outstripped expectations at the retailer’s new format full-line department store in Exeter, while another 29 branches across the UK reported a growth in sales for the week.
John Lewis turns to upscale high streets for new openings Monday, 15th October 2012
John Lewis is planning to open more stores in affluent high streets, according to the Guardian.
John Lewis sales rocket 16.2% as first flexible store is opened Friday, 12th October 2012
Sales at John Lewis rocketed by 16.2 per cent to £70 million last week as shoppers scrambled to update their winter wardrobes.
Waitrose boss: “It’s time to stop knocking business” Tuesday, 9th October 2012
Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose yesterday spoke out on the “anti-business rhetoric” a number of politicians had adopted. Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham yesterday, Price told Michael Fallon, the new business minister, that politicians should “stop knocking business”, and instead back employers to help generate jobs and tax revenue.
Autumn brings windfall of sales for John Lewis Friday, 5th October 2012
The department store saw sales rise 26.5 per cent as autumn purchases and a cold spell set the tills at John Lewis ringing. Sales came in at £72.7 million for the week to 29 September, as a change in seasons boosted clothing sales and childrenswear, which rose 77 per cent.
Dunelm topples John Lewis from top spot as leading homewares retailer Thursday, 27th September 2012
Dunelm appears to have closed in on John Lewis’ hold on the homewares market, as it leads by 0.1 per cent after a boost to market share. According to a report by retail consultancy Verdict, Dunelm managed to increase its market share to 6.9 per cent, up from 6.1 per cent last year.
John Lewis goes back to 1925 for new Never Knowingly Undersold campaign Friday, 14th September 2012
Pulling on the nation’s heart strings in the way only John Lewis knows how, the retailer’s latest advert tells a story of two star crossed lovers, one living in 1925, the year John Lewis made its commitment to Never Knowingly Undersold, and one living in the present. “While many aspects of our lives today are very different to almost a century ago, the really important things haven't changed at all.” John Lewis said of the new advert, which sets out to reaffirm its well-known promise to customers.