Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Hot weather cools John Lewis sales

Fashion sales at John Lewis slipped 2.6% for the week to August 13, as warm temperatures deterred shoppers from the high street.

Total sales at the retailer fell 2.3% to £71.4m. Summer accessories, including sunglasses (up 21%) and sandals (up 14%), performed well, as did sportswear, which was up 9.4% on last year.

Simon Russell, director of retail operations development at John Lewis, said: “In what proved to be a challenging week, footfall was down as customers chose to enjoy the great outdoors, as well as making the most of the school holidays by heading abroad with their families. The latter, however, also supported a 17.8% year-on-year rise in sales at John Lewis Heathrow.”

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.