Weekly sales figures

 

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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 25 March) published on Tuesday 28 March 2017

Partnership

Partnership weekly sales graph

 

Week 8

2017-18 £217.58m
2016-17 £241.15m
2015-16 £206.13m

 

Percentage increase

Week 8 to 25 March 2016-17 -9.8
8 weeks to 25 March 2016-17
-1.0
Week 8 to 25 March 2015-16
5.6
8 weeks to 25 March 2015-16 4.2

 



Waitrose

Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Waitrose weekly sales graph

 

Week 8

2017-18 £135.87m
2016-17 £155.95m
2015-16 £128.98m

 

Percentage increase

Week 8 to 25 March 2016-17 -12.9
8 weeks to 25 March 2016-17
-2.0
Week 8 to 25 March 2015-16
5.3
8 weeks to 25 March 2015-16 3.2

 

Total sales, excluding fuel, were down 12.9% on the same week last year.

Comparisons are heavily distorted, though, as the equivalent week last year contained Good Friday and Easter Saturday, when shoppers were gearing up for celebrations with family and friends.

The sunnier weather has inspired shoppers to buy more outdoor food; against the same calendar week last year sandwiches were up by 15.4%, food-to-go rose by 18.8% and sushi sales grew by 10.5%.

British strawberries have been on our shelves for a fortnight and, assisted by their earlier arrival, the week's sales were up by 346%.

Sunday lunches were a popular way to celebrate Mother's Day with roast poultry sales increasing by 9.6%.

Nigel Keen
Property and Development Director, Waitrose

 

Category Summary Week 8
Up to week 8
Ambient -22.1 -4.1
Chilled, Fruit, Vegetables & Horticulture, Bakery -2.4 1.0
Meat, Fish, Frozen & Dairy -14.7 -1.7
Home & Leisure (inc newspapers) -3.5 -6.0

 



John Lewis

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 8

2017-18 £81.72m
2016-17 £85.20m
2015-16 £77.15m

 

Percentage increase

Week 8 to 25 March 2016-17 -4.1
8 weeks to 25 March 2016-17
0.6
Week 8 to 25 March 2015-16
5.9
8 weeks to 25 March 2015-16 6.0

 

Total sales for the week were £81.7m down, -4.1% year on year due to Easter falling in the same week last year. However, sales were up on the previous week this year due to customers buying Mother's Day gifts. We saw very strong performance at our store in St Pancras Station as customers bought last minute Mother's Day gifts on their journeys.

Fashion sales were +3.8% year on year. Sales in Beauty, Wellbeing and Leisure were up 16.5% due to Mother's Day and Womenswear sales were up 11.1% due to the warmer weather and arrival of new collections including our new denim lifestyle brand AND/OR. Jewellery sales were up 24.0%.

Home sales were down -3.3% year on year. Sales of Home gifts were up 38.8% again due to Mother's Day. With the arrival of spring, sales of carpets and other floor products were up 23.8% and beds and bedroom furniture were up 4.8% as customers prepared their homes.

Electrical, home and technology sales were down -12.2% year on year due to strong promotions in the comparable week last year. However, sales of mobile phones and photography equipment were up 27.1%.

Maggie Porteous
Director, Shop Trade, John Lewis

Buying offices Week 8 up to week 8
Fashion 3.8 2.5
Electricals & Home Technology -12.2 0.2
Home -3.3 -0.4