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John Lewis home sales have fallen for a thirteenth consecutive week though its new-look House brand and sofas were categories that made gains on year-earlier trade.

 

The retailer banked a 2.1 percent fall in home merchandise revenues in the seven days to August 25 as the retailer relied on fashion lines (+8.0pc) to beat last year's equivalent total by 1.7 percent to £85.2 million.


Within home, upholstery sales climbed 10 percent for the department store chain with House, its own-label lower-priced programme, up 11.6 percent year-over-year. John Lewis has recently revamped the collection.


Sales of electricals and home technology merchandise fell 0.9 percent.