Marks & Spencer's sales grew in Q3/2016-17
Retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has revealed that it sold 289,000 beauty advent calendars in Q3 2016/17.
Over Christmas sales period M&S's calendar, which contained products worth a combined value of more than £250, was a hit with consumers looking for a luxury twist on the tradition with brands inside included Rituals, Rodial, Nails Inc, Filorga, Nuxe, Emma Hardie and skyn, among others.
Overall in Q3, the retailer saw its Clothing & Home business, which includes beauty, grow 3.1% in total or 2.3% like-for-like including online sales.
This figure exceeded expectations (about 0.5%) and represents the first time the category has posted a growth in two years.