John Lewis defies the gloom to hit Black Friday sales record
Friday 1st December 2017
John Lewis achieved a daily sales record on Black Friday, pushing aside fears that the US-inspired discount day had proved a damp squib.
Sales at the department store rose 7.2% in the week to 25 November compared with the same week last year to hit aweekly high of £214.3m.
The company said beauty products had sold particularly well – with sales up 27.5%, while electrical products and women’s fashion also performed strongly, up 9.7% and 8.3% respectively. Best sellers included Creed perfume, with some bottles costing more than £200, Sonos smart speakers, LG smart TVs and Apple MacBooks.