'Total sales for the week were down 3.5% due to a combination of the impact of warm weather and we were also annualising price matching competitor activity.
Fashion sales were down 0.6%, however Menswear was up 14% and own brand Womenswear was up 3.1%.
Home sales were down 1.4% on last year. However Furniture and Flooring sales were up 6.5% as customers took advantage of carpet promotions. Gifting sales were up 5.5%, primarily driven by sales of candles and our Find Keep Give gifting range.
Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 8.5% as we annualised against last year’s World Cup sales.'
Craig Inglis, Customer Director, John Lewis & Partners