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Slow start to John Lewis festive Sale

John Lewis & Partners has reported a “slower than usual” start to its festive promotions as sales at the department store dipped by 4.1% in the week to 29 December.

However, the chain said it was a positive week for fashion. Clothing sales were up 5.8% and last-minute Christmas shopping boosted sales of beauty by 36%, jewellery by 27% and women’s nightwear by 22%.

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