Home sales at John Lewis were down 3.8% last week on last year, although Home Accessories and Gifts sales posted an increase of 4.5%, primarily due to strong sales in Outdoor Living and Gift Food. The retailer's website remained in growth, up 9.4%.
Within shops, Poole was the stand-out performer, up 5.3% on the year, with Southampton the best performing full-line shop, up 1%. The newest shop, Horsham, also continued its strong debut, closing the week ahead of expectations.
John Lewis has also launched a new Home catalogue, refreshed its Interior Design Hub, and is looking ahead to the occupation of its new Birmingham store next week.