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John Lewis Partnership ends 2018 on a high

John Lewis Partnership has reported that its sales were up by 11.1 per cent year-on-year in the final week of 2018, with particularly strong performance from its Waitrose chain.

In the week ending December 29, total group sales come in at £279.67 million, up from £251.63 million reported for the same week last year, and just under £248.23 million for the the year prior. The results helped to offset a disappointing peak season with sales having fallen by 4.8 per cent year-on-year for week ended December 22. However, for the 48 weeks to date overall sales have so far dropped by 0.5 per cent year-on-year.

Its clearance event, now underway, has seen strong demand.

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