'Total sales for the week were up 3.8% on the same week last year.
Fashion sales were up 7.6% and women’s Accessories were up 11.3%. Sales of own brand Fashion were up 7.1%, with new season KIN products performing particularly well, up 47%. Price matching competitors through our Never Knowingly Undersold promise saw Beauty sales go up 26%
Home sales were up 4.0% with Gifts, Cook and Dine sales up 3.2%. Within this, Gift sales were up 17.1%, driven by customers shopping for Father’s Day. Bedroom and Bathroom sales were also up 5.0% and Home Accessories sales were up 13%.
Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 1.3%. However, sales of Large Electrical products were up 8.0% and sales of headphones were up 54% driven by a new product launch
Last week was also our biggest ever Father's Day week for customers purchasing gift cards, up 24% year-on-year. Within this, gift cards purchased from our third party mall business, were up 43% year-on-year.'
Laurence Mitchell, Partner & Buying Director, Electrical and Home Technology, John Lewis & Partners.