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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 14 October) published on Tuesday 17 October 2017

Partnership

Partnership weekly sales graph

 

Week 11

2017-18 £214.02m
2016-17 £217.30m
2015-16 £205.20m

 

Percentage increase

Week 11 to 14 October 2016-17 -1.5
11 weeks to 14 October 2016-17
2.2
Week 11 to 14 October 2015-16
4.3
11 weeks to 14 October 2015-16 5.9

 



Waitrose

Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Waitrose weekly sales graph

 

Week 11

2017-18 £127.62m
2016-17 £126.73m
2015-16 £121.75m

 

Percentage increase

Week 11 to 14 October 2016-17 0.7
11 weeks to 14 October 2016-17
1.8
Week 11 to 14 October 2015-16
4.8
11 weeks to 14 October 2015-16 5.6

 

Total sales excluding fuel were 0.7% higher than last year.  The warmer than average temperatures led to relatively summery sales patterns, with products such as quiche, dips and soft fruit seeing sales increases of 14%, 8% and 15% respectively.

Organised shoppers have started stocking up on advent calendars, with sales 82% higher than this time last year.  We've also seen customers start to stock up on Christmas cakes and puddings, with sales 41% up on last year.  And there are 28% more Waitrose.com delivery slots already booked in for Christmas week than at this time last year.

On Thursday (12 October) we opened our latest shop in Dubai.  The convenience shop, in partnership with Fine Fare Food Market LLC (FFFM), is our fourth shop in the country, and our ninth overall in the United Arab Emirates.  On the same day, we also opened our latest Waitrose convenience store in the UK, at Winchmore Hill, north London.

Ben Stimson
Retail Director, Waitrose

Category Summary Week 11
Up to week 11
Ambient 2.6 4.3
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy -0.6 0.1
Home & General Merchandise -6.7 -3.1

 



John Lewis

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 11

2017-18 £86.40m
2016-17 £90.57m
2015-16 £83.45m

 

Percentage increase

Week 11 to 14 October 2016-17 -4.6
11 weeks to 14 October 2016-17
2.7
Week 11 to 14 October 2015-16
3.5
11 weeks to 14 October 2015-16 6.3

 

Total sales for the week were £86.4m, down 4.6% on last year, largely due to the warmer weather this year compared to the same week a year ago.

Fashion was down 5.1% this year compared to the same week in 2016. Beauty, however, had a good week with sales up 4.3%. Fragrance sets were up 3% on last year as customers begin to look ahead to Christmas gifting, and the first ever John Lewis beauty advent calendar continues to sell exceptionally well.

Home sales were down 2.0% although sales of fitted furniture rose by 13.9% and bathroom products were up 6.0%. Halloween products were also up on last year as we get closer to 31 October.

EHT sales were down 6.7% against last year. Within communication technology, Apple products continue to perform strongly with sales of the Apple Watch and Macbook Air both up significantly on last year. Coffee machines also helped drive sales of small electricals and this week will see us exclusively launch the new Dyson Supersonic hairdryer.

Liz Mihell
Head of Shop Trade, London & South East, John Lewis 

Buying offices Week 11 up to week 11
Fashion -5.1 4.9
Electricals & Home Technology -6.7 4.0
Home -2.0 -0.4