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Discounting boosts John Lewis fashion sales

Fashion sales at John Lewis & Partners jumped 9.3% year on year in the week to 15 December as the department store chain price-matched competitors’ discounts.

Beauty, well-being and leisure sales were up 15.7% for the week, and womenswear and menswear sales were up 8.5% and 7.2% respectively.

Total sales for the group were up 1.8% on the same week last year.

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  • Turover jumps, profit slumps. Great retailing JL

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  • They should bin their 'Never Knowingly Undersold' Mantra. It doesn't do them any favours, but nobody is probably brave enough to discontinue it. It's like getting a big bag of cash and throwing it out of the window - every day. If you don't price match then you won't get customers asking you to. Simples!

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