John Lewis posts 9.7% increases in sales

As Christmas shopping starts to ramp up, last week John Lewis reported sales of £106.0m, an increase of +9.7% on the year. EHT had a storming week, up +17.6% on last year. Sales of Apple Macbooks, Sonos speakers and smart home products all helped to bolster the category, with the launch of the PlayStation Pro this week set to continue to drive EHT sales for the week ahead.

Fashion saw sales climb +8.6% on the year, with sales of women’s shoes a stand out favourite at +19.0% as customers purchase winter boots as the weather grows colder. Sales of women’s fashion accessories were +19.4% as customers sought out gloves and scarves, and Beauty continued to perform well with sales +12.4%.

Home had a solid week, with sales +3.7% as customers start to think about preparing their homes for Christmas visitors – sales of Furniture finished the week at +10.0%, whilst Textiles & Carpets reported a +8.4% uplift.