'Total sales for the week were up 4.8% as customers enjoyed shopping Easter promotions, with Easter falling later this year compared to last year.
Fashion sales were up 10.4%. New season Fashion sales were up 4.2% as customers prepared for the warmer weather and Easter getaways. Beauty, Wellbeing and Leisure sales were up 15.2% and price matching competitor beauty promotions through our commitment to being never knowingly undersold drove Beauty sales up 14.0%. Menswear sales were up 10.7% due to seasonal promotions on a selection of Menswear brands.
Home sales were up 6.9%. Furniture and Flooring sales were up 9.0% as customers shopped for Outdoor Living products. Cookshop sales were up 16.2% due to seasonal promotions.
Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 2.4% but we saw positive sales of TVs which were up 7% on last year. Small Electrical product sales were also up 4.5%.'
Christine Kasoulis, Partner and Buying Director, Fashion, John Lewis & Partners