British department store John Lewis has released figures today showing that sales rose 2.6 percent, compared to the same week last year.

The company are also up 9.7 percent on the year to day, although have said that ‘Black Friday’ discounts will need to be factored in:

“Demand for televisions and computers was lower during the week with customers anticipating Black Friday offers,” said David Barford, director of selling for London & South.

John Lewis is the only major British retailer to publish weekly sales data, which showed that its Waitrose arm was also up 2.5 percent on the week – boding well for the Christmas period.

November saw disappointing results for British retail sales, which grew at their slowest rate in nine months, according to a Confederation of British Industry survey released this week. Waitrose arm also up 2.5 percent on the week.


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