'Total sales were down 12.4% on the same week last year due to warmer weather impacting sales of new season products.
Fashion sales were down 12.3%, however Beauty sales were up 0.7% as we price matched a competitor’s promotion.
Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 11.4%, but demand for new Communications Technology product launches picked up over the weekend.
Home sales were down 13.4%. However, our own brand House range continues to perform well as customers enjoyed shopping for Off to University items. '
Simon Coble, Partner & Trading Director, John Lewis & Partners