John Lewis sees dip in Christmas sales

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A ‘slower than usual start’ to clearance promotions meant that John Lewis & Partners saw a decrease of 4.1% in sales during the Christmas period.

Bérangère Michel, partner and operations director, at the retailer said: “Fashion sales were up by 5.8%, and last minute Christmas shopping saw sales of beauty up 36%, jewellery up 27% and women’s nightwear up 22%.”

However, he said, home-wear sales were down by 5.3% and and electrical and home technology sales were down 14.5% due to slower demand for clearance promotions.


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