time is up for alarm clocks but \'smart\' doorbells and reusable cups selling out
The annual sales trend of John Lewis shows that DVD players and pressure pants machines are getting out of the woods --
But the thong and reusable cups are popular.
Department stores have reduced the range of alarm clocks by 30 PCs, and sales fell last year as people turned to mobile phones to wake upup call.
Promotional traditional door ring down month computers have smart doorbell and functions such as live video and wireless for housing investmentfi-enabled apps.
The store says sales have increased by 367 since it began selling PCs in last July.
The age of small TV also seems to be numbered, with the most common screen size doubling from 36 at the beginning of a decade to 70.
However, the rise of streaming services has reduced DVD player sales by 40 units.
While the trouser press may be at the top of the 1960 s, sales at the store fell by 36 PCs last year alone.
John Lewis says this year is one of the UK\'s \"toughest retailers\" because the uncertainty of Brexit and the tough trade conditions take up the streets.
However, some major events have encouraged consumers to continue spending, starting with the football World Cup, when sales of 60 TV sets soared by 249 PCs.
This year\'s series of extreme weather events brought good news to the sales of boots, sales increased by 63 PCs on February and 3, and sales of inflatable products increased by 316 PCs during the summer heat wave.
Four months after the last episode of Blue Planet ii, sales of reusable coffee cups, travel cups and flasks rose 71 last year.
\"Love Island\" also makes people feel its presence, stimulating the sales boom of inflatable toys and water bottles similar to those featured in the program.
However, for retailers, the \"biggest surprise\" is that after years of sales decline, the popularity of the thong has risen again, sales have increased by 72 PCs, and the sling has also increased by 132 PCs.
At the same time, most online shoppers (42pc)
The John Lewis website was accessed via their smartphone, while the number of orders on the phone increased by 35 PCs.
Simon Koble, trade director at John Lewis & Partners, said: \"It\'s fascinating to see what trends our customers have this year.
\"Big events like the World Cup. . .
It has such a significant impact on what we buy.