The John Lewis department store chain had a good seven days in the period to June 16 as its 5.7% growth came on the back of rising fashion sales and a particularly good time for own-brands and menswear.
The John Lewis department store operation was the star performer at the John Lewis Partnership in the seven days to June 9 as total company sales rose 2.4% to £212.02 million, but the chain rose 4.2%.
The shock of the planned House of Fraser closures has been followed up by intense speculation with analysts debating the chances of the firm’s CVA being approved by its creditors, as well as HoF’s long-term prospects.
The German jewellery brand has announced a new managing director for its UK business, and appointed a new head of wholesale after luxury brand Tag Heuer poached Nick Callegari for a commercial director role.
South London's planned new £1.4bn mall in Croydon will be anchored by a co-located John Lewis and Waitrose store with the chains being the most requested names consumers wanted to be added to the development.