John Lewis, one of Britain’s favourite department store group, announced another strong rise in weekly sales, which was driven by a strong demand for technology products and the start of its clearance sale. The employee-owned retailer said on Friday its sales increased 9.9 percent year-on-year to 76.12 million pounds ($118.03 million) in the week to June 23. Sales of electricals and home technology items jumped 28.2 percent, fashion revenues rose 6.9 percent and homewares sales were up 1.6 percent. The retailer has been outperforming the wider market as its generally more affluent customers have been less impacted by Britain’s double dip recession.
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