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John Lewis reports healthy Christmas sales

Published on: 2nd January 2014

The retailer saw a surge in activity in the 10 days before Christmas, with city centre stores experiencing record sales on Monday 23 December.John-Lewis-Christmas300

John Lewis’ like-for-like sales were up 6.9% from a year earlier. Sales at its stores rose 1.2% in the five weeks to 28 December, with online sales growing almost 23% and sales from click-and-collect jumping 60% compared with 2012. For the five weeks to 28 December sales totalled £734m.

Among the most popular items were tablet computers, Christmas lights and coffee machines. Unlike many other retailers, John Lewis did not discount before Christmas. Its first day of sales on 27 December saw record trading, with John Lewis taking £35.6m.

House of Fraser also said it had enjoyed its best Christmas trading period on record, helped by a jump in online sales. Like-for-like sales for the three weeks to 28 December rose 7.3%, with online sales up by almost 58%.

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