Glasgow store lags as John Lewis sales grow 6.6%

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Department store group John Lewis has reported a “solid” rise in sales for last week, but its Glasgow branch was its only store north of the Border to see a drop in takings.

The employee-owned retailer said demand for televisions and high-end cameras helped overall sales grow 6.6 per cent to £67.9 million in the week to 24 August.

John Lewis described the performance as a “solid end to the first trading period of the all-important second trading half”.

Among its three Scottish outlets, Aberdeen was the strongest performer with a 5.1 per cent increase in sales, followed by Edinburgh at 4.8 per cent, but Glasgow dipped 3.1 per cent.