John Lewis Enjoys Best-Ever Week

Black Friday pushed John Lewis, in the UK, to its best-ever trading week. Sales totalled £179.1 million ($280.4 million), up 21.8% YoY – well above the previous total of £164.4 million ($257.4 million). Online sales were up 42.2%, and 300% in the early hours of the day. Electricals was the best-performing department, with sales rising 40.9% YoY. Sales of tablets and computers surged 127% (one tablet was sold every second on Black Friday), while ‘vision’ products (TVs, projectors, etc) were up 131%. Small electricals climbed 66%.