John Lewis' weekly sales up despite weather

Friday, 10 October 2014
The unseasonably warm weather may be preventing shoppers from buying outerwear and warmer clothing items, however sales at John Lewis for the week ended October 4 rose 7.9 percent, despite weather conditions.

Beauty, handbags and jewellery saw strength in their premium categories which balanced weaker performances of cold weather apparel assortments and led to an overall gain of 7.9 percent in the retailer’s Fashion department.

Online saw a healthy 19.6 percent boost, and good signs were seen at retail which was up 3.6 percent. The business says it expects to be in a strong position to capitalise on demand once weather turns more favourable.

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