Like-for-like Christmas sales at John Lewis up 13%

Total Christmas like-for-like sales were up 13% at John Lewis with total sales at £684.8m according to its trading statement for the five weeks to 29 December.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were also up 30% on last year. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Compared with two years ago, total sales were 25.5 per cent up while like-for-like sales grew by 20.1 per cent.

Online sales for the five weeks were 44.3 per cent up on last year with now accounting for a quarter of the retailer's business.