John Lewis had a fairly unimpressive week in the seven days to February 3 as overall sales dropped by 0.2%. But in a chilly UK, its exclusive fashion offer and beauty did better than other categories.
Joules continued its progress in H1 with surging sales and profits as womenswear did well and international markets grew. Any company that can grow its sales fast but its profits even faster is doing well at the moment.
Westfield is putting a big push behind Chinese New Year in its two London malls next month, not just to attract high-spending Chinese shoppers but also to target a wider group of family-focused shoppers.