Vision products still tops at JLP

John Lewis put in another strong performance in the week to July 7 with total sales pushing 15.3% ahead of last year’s figures. Yet again, electricals and home technology came out in front with sales up 34.1% on the same week a year ago, while the store group’s other two buying directorates of fashion and home could muster gains of just 9.4 and 8.9%.

Although home buying director Paula Nickolds pointed out that electricals produced a good balance of trade, she picked out vision products for special mention: “Vision continued its strong run as the Euro 2012 trade seemed to be replaced by a building anticipation of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”