Despite unseasonably mild weather, John Lewis' week ended in positive territory at +5.6% to last year. There were some impressive branch performances, namely from Swindon at +18.0% and Peterborough at +8.2%. Online contributed with a strong growth at +19.7%.

Home grew +4.6% to last year and, within that, Online grew a strong +15.7%. Promotions across Living & Dining, Bedroom and Upholstery contributed to strong Furniture growth of +6.1%, a result that sets John Lewis up as its focus shifts into preparing the home for Christmas.