Department store group John Lewis today said continued strong demand for tablet computers helped lift sales by 22 per cent last week.
The employee-owned retailer reported sales of £63.7 million for the week to 9 February, up from £52.3m a year ago, boosted by “particularly strong” sales for fashion.
The group’s three Scottish stores all reported increased sales, with Aberdeen enjoying the largest increase, up 10.3 per cent on a year ago. Sales at its Glasgow branch were up 7.7 per cent, and Edinburgh gained 5.7 per cent.
John Lewis said: “Electricals and home technology was again the leader with an enormous 46.7 per cent gain, led by tablets.”