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John Lewis sales edge up

Demand for iPads, e-readers lift John Lewis sales

  • Reuters
  • Published: 00:00 June 30, 2012
  • Gulf News

London: John Lewis, Britain's biggest department store group, posted another strong rise in weekly sales, driven by strong demand for technology products and the start of its clearance sale.

The employee-owned retailer, which has a bias to the south east of England, said on Friday its sales increased 9.9 per cent year-on-year to £76.12 million (Dh279.9 million) in the week to June 23. Sales of electricals and home technology items jumped 28.2 per cent, fashion revenues rose 6.9 per cent and homewares sales were up 1.6 per cent.

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