John Lewis Christmas Trading Update

Endaba Group

John Lewis has revealed a Christmas trading update for the six weeks to Saturday 2nd January 2016:

Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, also made comments on other aspects of the business:

“This has been a strong Christmas trading period for the Partnership despite the non-food market seeing significant shifts in trade patterns and the grocery market continuing to be challenging. […] Click and Collect continued to show the strength of our two brands working together as a proposition for customers, with 35% of John Lewis online orders collected from Waitrose branches. I was particularly pleased to see overall customer numbers increase 5.8% against the same period last year. Our performance reflects to a large extent the significant investment we have made in our distribution and IT capability. Despite the fact trade was even more concentrated across a number of very busy shopping days, our operations performed especially well.”