UK's John Lewis says homeware sales driving growth
LONDON Dec 15 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest department store group John Lewis posted a 1.4 percent year-on-year rise in sales to 149.9 million pounds ($244.01 million) in the week to Dec. 14, helped by strong demand for cooking equipment.
The group's home department achieved a record week, buoyed by the sales of roasting tins and carving trays in the run up to the festive season, John Lewis said in a statement on Sunday.
The furniture department also showed a 21 percent jump on last year.
Online sales, which have been driving growth at the retailer in the run up to Christmas, were up 13.2 percent on the same period in 2012.
- Search for Malaysian plane may extend to Indian Ocean - U.S |
- Russia holds war games near Ukraine; Merkel warns of catastrophe |
- New York City gas explosion subject of federal probe |
- White House tried to mediate dispute between Senate, CIA panel: source
- Missing jet may have strayed to west, Malaysia military says |