'Total sales for the week were up 1.3% as customers continued to shop summer Clearance offers. It was a particularly good week in our shops despite being up against a busy weekend of sport.
Fashion sales were up 7.2%, with Own-Brand Fashion performing particularly well with sales up 6.6%.
Home sales were down 0.7%, although Textiles and Home Accessories had a strong week with sales up 8.1%. We also saw strong sales in Gift Food, up 8.7%, and our own brand Find, Keep, Give collection continues to drive sales in Gifts, up 10.8%.
Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 2.3%, with cooler weather compared to the same week last year impacting sales of warm weather products such as Refrigeration and Fans. Android & Smart Home had a strong week with sales up 19%.'
Maggie Porteous, Partner & Director, Shop Trade, John Lewis & Partners