John Lewis results
Saturday 24 January 1998
In the week ending 17 January, the group's department stores increased sales by 12.7 per cent on the same week the previous year. Like many retailers, John Lewis saw a late surge in spending in the final days before Christmas but has seen a significant upturn in trading since. Last week was dominated by strong sales in furnishings, with carpets and furniture, growing strongly. Audio and televisions also did well as did fitted kitchens. Sales at Waitrose, John Lewis' supermarket group, saw sales increase by 6.3 per cent in the week to 17 January.
- Nigel Cope
- 1 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
- 2 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 3 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
- 4 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
- 5 Witch doctor arrested after forcing newborn baby to walk in Indian village
Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
Maryland mother found pushing her dead child on a swing in a playground
16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
Nicola Sturgeon did want David Cameron to win the general election, report concludes
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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