John lewis essex

Furniture continued its run of form for John Lewis as it marked the week with its latest store opening in Essex.

According to its latest weekly sales figures to 1 October 2016, total sales rose by 9.6% at £88m, with all its sectors delivering positive results.

Within the Home category, furniture sales grew by 9.5%, whilst lighting also had a strong week, with sales up by 12.6%, contributing to an overall uptick of 7%.

In the other categories, Fashion sales improved by 8.6%, whereas Electrical and Home Technology sales rose by 15.1% for the week.

The week saw John Lewis open its new department store in Chelmsford, which, according to the retailer, has had a ‘fantastic reception’ from customers in Essex.