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David Jones sales rise

David Jones, DJs, department storeDepartment store, David Jones, lifted its sales 11 per cent in the 26 weeks to December 27, 2015.

South Africa’s Woolworths Holdings said David Jones sales, including concession sales, increased by 11.2 per cent in Australian dollar terms compared with the corresponding period the year before. Like for like sales grew by 9.7 per cent and net retail space grew by 1.5 per cent.

Over the same period, Country Road Group sales in Australia and New Zealand increased by 13.4 per cent in Australian dollar terms and sales in comparable stores grew by 0.1 per cent while net retail space grew by 16.4 per cent.

Overall, Woolworths Holdings group sales increased by 17.1 per cent for the first 26 weeks of the 2016 financial year, over the comparable 26-week period in 2015.

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