'Total sales for the week were down 11.9% as we saw a more subdued week following a successful Black Friday. However, we hosted my JL customer shopping events across 48 shops and saw strong demand from customers, with sales up 17.2% and footfall up 16%, compared to last year’s events.
Fashion sales were down 13.3% however, sales of cashmere were up 6% as customers layered up against the colder weather.
Home sales were down 6.3% however sales of bedroom products were up 17% and furniture was up 53% as customers prepared their homes for guests over the festive period. Experiences sales were up 173% as customers enjoyed shopped for personalised Kit Kats and Fever Tree crackers, with Fever Tree sales up 90%.
Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 14.7%. However, Small Electrical sales were up 7% driven by Personal Care products as customers purchased Christmas gifts for loved ones.'
Christine Kasoulis, Partner & Director, Fashion, John Lewis & Partners