Their sales increased over the Christmas period according to the latest news.
Although I do like to shop at John Lewis if I can afford to sadly it wasn’t down to me; but I am pleased this might mean they will not go under – not yet anyway.
Meanwhile Debenhams and M&S are still struggling with decreased sales.
If in fact Elton has been instrumental in helping John Lewis through a bad patch perhaps someone might persuade him to take over the Brexit talks after all we don’t seem to be getting anywhere with them at the moment.
A lady interviewed on the lunchtime news (from Barclaycard I think) said that they were looking at how they can get customer confidence back to spend more on the high street by introducing memorable ‘instagram’ moments through experiences whilst shopping. As an example she said such things as free coffees and Yoga mornings. I smiled thinking of my aging mum doing Yoga whilst shopping and then perhaps taking a selfie – not that she isn’t active still but I think when she needs a new dress she might just want to go and choose one without having to contort herself in the process!
I wonder too at the necessity to make the whole of life an instagram moment.
I don’t often mention the news but I am feeling more and more concerned over the things that I am hearing and the messages we are receiving through the media. Maybe the reason sales are down is just that people don’t want to buy so much stuff any longer or perhaps don’t have the means to keep on spending with prices rising on food and the basic essentials.
We seem to have got into a catch 22 situation now where we have to keep spending to keep everyone in a job. That is quite a burden for me as I don’t actually want to keep buying stuff any more – nor do I want to buy into these ‘experiences’ either – I can find my own by just having a walk along the seashore or a picnic in the country.
It has seemed quite strange not going back to work after Christmas but it is nice to have more time now to plan out the year ahead and set new goals. I will get back to chatting about my progress tomorrow. x