Jan 2, 2019

John Lewis Christmas Eve sales end year with a boost

Retail chain John Lewis Partnership saw an 11% rise in sales in the last week of 2018 compared with a year earlier. John Lewis reported very strong sales on Christmas Eve itself - which was included in the last week of trading - as customers bought last-minute gifts. Gift food sales at John Lewis doubled, while beauty and well-being products saw a 25% increase. In the previous week, ending on 22 December, sales across the partnership fell 4.8%. Its financial year so far has seen sales remain flat in both Waitrose and John Lewis. John Lewis said that electrical and home technology sales rose 3.1%, with Apple products performing particularly well and communication technology products also up.

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