Small electricals ‘steal the show’ at John Lewis

John Lewis finished the week to August 10 with sales up 7.1% up on last year.

Small electricals 'steal the show' at John Lewis

The department store group’s London and South shops continued to compete with last year’s Olympics comparatives while the Northern stores delivered a 10.5% increase on las.t year, with Chester topping the table at 24.6%, Trafford 19.6% and Glasgow at 14.8%.

In the South, Swindon achieved a very positive result at 16.8% and Milton Keynes’ refurbished shop came in second with 21%. continues to trade well and achieved an increase of 21.4% ahead of last year with Electricals at 39.4% ahead of last year, driving the sales growth here.

From a product perspective, electrical and home technology was the largest category with sales up 23.2%, The best result came from small electricals, that stole the show at 39.6%. Home sales were up 1.2% on last year.

David Barford, director of selling, London and South, said: “The flow of new season stock continues in and with the cooler weather, customers will be keen to shop newness.”

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