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John Lewis sales hit by hot weather

John Lewis’ fashion sales dropped 1.3% for the week to June 27, as hot weather kept some shoppers away from the first day of Clearance on Saturday.

Total sales at John Lewis fell 3.7% to £50.89 million for the period. John Lewis said that the result was good considering the hot weather which typically reduces footfall at the department store business.

John Lewis director of selling operations Region A Nat Wakely said: “A good week at -3.7%, especially in the light of extraordinarily hot weather on Saturday in a a number of parts of the country for our first day of Clearance, and the rival sporting attractions. The reduced footfall on Saturday meant that fashion just missed it for the week, at -1.3%.”

However Wakely added that kidswear sales were up 8.5% for the week.

John Lewis’ Newcastle store was up 11%, with Solihull up 4% and Kingston and Norwich rising 2%.

John Lewis Direct saw orders on the first day of Clarance up 39% on last year.

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