John Lewis posts another double digit rise in weekly sales

| June 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

The John Lewis Partnership, which is regarded as a barometer of British retailing, today announced that sales grew 13% to £52.5 million in the week to 19 June, compared with the same period a year ago.

The renowned employee-owned department store said trade had been boosted by consumers buying gifts for Father’s Day.

Fashion sales grew 15.3%, with homewares sales up 14.1% and electrical goods and home technology saw a surge in sales of 7.9%.

Meanwhile, sales at its Waitrose supermarket chain rose 10.7% to £97.3 million in the week, highlighting Waitrose’s current position as one of the UK’s fastest growing supermarket.

Waitrose managing director, Mark Price, recently pledged to double sales and market share over the next 10 years as the chain strives to become “more accessible to more people”.

The chain is currently benefiting from the ‘Delia effect’, which features recipes from celebrity cook Delia Smith, in a bid to get the nation cooking.

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