Weekly sales figures

 

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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 13 October) published on Tuesday 16 October 2018

Partnership

Partnership weekly sales graph

Week 11

2018-19 £210.59m
2017-18 £214.08m
2016-17 £217.30m


Percentage increase

Week 11 vs 2017-18 -1.6
11 weeks vs 2017-18
-0.4
Week 11 vs 2016-17
-3.1
11 weeks vs 2016-17 1.8

 


Waitrose & Partners

Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Percentage increase

Week 11 vs 2017-18 -1.2
11 weeks vs 2017-18
-0.5
Week 11 vs 2016-17
-0.4
11 weeks vs 2016-17 1.3

 

During a week of mixed weather, total sales excluding fuel were down 1% compared to the same period last year.

Sales of vegan and vegetarian food increased by 85% as Waitrose & Partners added 30 new dishes to its range. The vegetarian, vegan and flexitarian products offer a selection of complete meals in a variety of flavours and cuisines, as well as staple ingredients that can be enjoyed by both vegans and meat eaters alike.

As the weather turns colder, customers have also started stocking up on Christmas food. Sales of mince pies were up 14% and stollen 12%, and advent calenders increased in sales compared to the same week last year. 

Waitrose & Partners also announced its partnership with Imperial College London for a research project helping customers find out how their DNA can help them make healthier choices. Customers in a London trial will be able to use new DNA Nudge technology to look at their groceries as they shop and understand what foods are best suited for them.  A supermarket first, the trial is hoped it may be able to prevent Type 2 diabetes in the future.

Rupert Thomas,
Partner & Commercial Director, Waitrose & Partners

Category Summary Week 11
Up to week 11
Ambient -2.3 -1.9
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 0.5 1.2
Home & General Merchandise -3.3 -3.3

 


John Lewis & Partners

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

Percentage increase

Week 11 vs 2017-18 -2.3
11 weeks vs 2017-18
-0.2
Week 11 vs 2016-17
-6.8
11 weeks vs 2016-17 2.6

 

Total sales for the week were down 2.3% compared to the same week last year.

Overall Fashion sales were up 4% on last year. Menswear sales were up 3.1% and men’s cashmere performed particularly well with sales up 12%. Women's accessories sales were up 4.1%. Beauty, Wellbeing & Leisure sales were up 16.7% as we price matched a competitor.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 4.8%. However, accessories sales were up 2.5% due to strong sales within earphones.

Home sales were down 6.2%, but House performed well with sales up 4.4%. Find, Keep, Give continues to do well, driving sales of Gifts and Candles up 3.4%. Christmas trees and Gift Food also continue to do well.

Simon Coble,
Partner & Trading Director, John Lewis & Partners

Buying offices Week 11 up to week 11
Fashion 4.0 2.2
Electricals & Home Technology -4.8 1.4
Home -6.2 -4.5