John Lewis, a department store chain in the UK, recorded a growth of 13 per cent in sales during the week in the week till 11 August, 2012.
The company was able to generate £168.30 million during the week. The increase came during the final week of London 2012 Olympic Games as people were inspired by the performers to buy sporting goods and champagne.
The sales at John Lewis stores rose 14.9 per cent to £60.75 million and the retailer said that London 2012 Olympic Games played a major role in the boost. The company said that the sales of sports clothing and equipment rose by an impressive 178 per cent compared to the same week in the previous year.
The retail chain said that more than half of its stores recorded higher sales during the week compared to the same week in the previous year. The sales at its store at the Oxford Street store increased 18.9 per cent. The increase in sales was recorded at the Oxford Street store even as there were concerns that most tourists and shoppers were in western London and the central part f the town was empty during the week.
John Lewis online outlet also recorded an increase of 36.4 per cent during the week compared to the same week in the previous year.