Weekly sales figures


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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 17 February) published on Tuesday 20 February 2018


Partnership weekly sales graph


Week 3

2018-19 £207.28m
2017-18 £203.33m
2016-17 £195.13m


Percentage increase

Week 3 vs 2017-18 1.9
3 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 3 vs 2016-17
3 weeks vs 2016-17 3.0



Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Percentage increase

Week 3 vs 2017-18 3.5
3 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 3 vs 2016-17
3 weeks vs 2016-17 4.1

Divisional sales excluding fuel were up 3.6 per cent compared to the same week last year. 

Sales of prepared meals increased by 3 per cent boosted by this year's Valentine's Day meal deal, which proved popular with customers. Wine sales were also up 11 per cent, helped by the meal deal.   

Valentine's week sales also saw an increase of health and beauty products up 5 per cent, confectionery up 15 per cent and flowers up 10 per cent. 

With spring just round the corner, Waitrose has also launched its Easter range this week. One of the new Easter eggs already attracting strong interest is the Waitrose Chocolate Avocado. With its dark chocolate shell, white chocolate with natural green colouring and cocoa dusted 'stone', the egg looks just like the real thing.

Loraine Woodhouse
Finance Director, Waitrose

Category Summary Week 3
Up to week 3
Ambient 5.5 4.7
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 2.5 1.7
Home & General Merchandise 2.0 -3.2


John Lewis

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

Percentage increase

Week 3 vs 2017-18 -0.7
3 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 3 vs 2016-17
3 weeks vs 2016-17 1.2


Total sales for the week were down 0.7% on the same week last year.

Fashion sales were up 3.3%. Womenswear sales were up 16.6% on last year and sales were also boosted by customers purchasing Valentine's Day gifts with notably strong sales of jewellery, perfume and purses. The Charlotte Tilbury counter which opened in our flagship, Oxford Street shop last week also had good sales. This week a range of dresses, designed by award-winning designer Eudon Choi for our modern rarity label, go on sale in shops and online.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 1.5% but we continued to see strong sales of TVs, small electrical items including coffee machines, and vacuum cleaners.

Home sales were down 3.7%. However, Valentine's Day helped increase sales in Gifts, Cook and Dine where sales were up 3.0%, with gift food up 11.5%

Mark Felix
Online Trade Director, John Lewis  

Buying offices Week 3 up to week 3
Fashion 3.3 2.6
Electricals & Home Technology -1.5 3.8
Home -3.7 -5.6