John Lewis sees record sales of £121mMonday, 13 December 2010
Record weeks were seen across a number of branches as shoppers flooded the streets following the previous week’s snow. Johnlewis.com recorded its biggest ever day on 6 December, with sales just ahead of the previous Monday and a third ‘mega’ Monday expected tomorrow. For the week as a whole online sales were 45% up on last year.
David Barford, Director Selling Operations for John Lewis, said: “We are thrilled to have exceeded our record week from last year, and by such a margin. The thaw in the weather has no doubt helped, and shoppers have been out in force throughout the week. Even in areas were snow has persisted we have seen the determination of our customers to deliver a perfect Christmas for their friends and family, whether that is selecting presents or decorating the home. The atmosphere in our branches is very festive as Partners pull out all the stops to deliver the levels of service our customers rightly expect from us."
Image: John Lewis Oxford St branch