This ad will be closed automatically in X seconds.

Off to uni with John Lewis

John Lewis & Partners reported a 15% increase in sales of its own brand House products for the week ending August 17 – a week that saw sales down by 5.9% across the Home departments. The retailer attributed the boost for its House ranges to students preparing to go to university next month. ‘House’ products include kitchen and dining along with linens and other home furnishing and accessories.

Meanwhile, in the same week, Waitrose & Partners saw a rise of 9% in sales its home baking products. The retailer suggests that baking fervour is rising in the run-up to the first episode of The Great British Bake Off.

* Series 10 of The Great British Bake Off starts Tuesday 27th August at 8pm on Channel 4. The show has introduced its 2019 contestants on its website. See


Top: A mug from House by John Lewis & Partners.

Great news to celebrate: Excellence in Housewares product finalists get busy spreading their joy....
Rishi Sunak visited Emma Bridgewater, using a plate to convey Government message....
Over 20 leading retailers enjoy product launch event, with £10K raised for hospitality charity....
Association lobbies for business rates freeze and Christmas voucher scheme from government....
Half year trading statement cites Home as a ‘key category’, with a bigger revamp ahead....
First tranche of Excellence in Housewares finalists announced as industry's top retailers get behind online judging....
Get the latest news sent to your inbox
Subscribe to our daily newsletter

The list doesn't exist! Make sure you have imported the list on the 'Manage List Forms' page.