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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 15 April) published on Wednesday 19 April 2017

Partnership

Partnership weekly sales graph

 

Week 11

2017-18 £242.01m
2016-17 £201.16m
2015-16 £193.27m

 

Percentage increase

Week 11 to 15 April 2016-17 20.3
11 weeks to 15 April 2016-17
2.1
Week 11 to 15 April 2015-16
25.2
11 weeks to 15 April 2015-16 5.7

 



Waitrose

Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Waitrose weekly sales graph

 

Week 11

2017-18 £157.87m
2016-17 £125.82m
2015-16 £121.70m

 

Percentage increase

Week 11 to 15 April 2016-17 25.5
11 weeks to 15 April 2016-17
2.6
Week 11 to 15 April 2015-16
29.7
11 weeks to 15 April 2015-16 5.1

 

Total sales, excluding fuel, were up 25.5% on the same week last year. Comparisons are heavily distorted, though, as the equivalent week last year was not the build up to Easter.

Barbeque food saw strong sales with frozen burgers and sausages up 127%. Dips also rose by 33%. Cold drinks were enjoyed with ice cube sales increasing by 68%.

Many chose to spend time in their gardens with horticulture performing well. Outdoor plant sales rose by 57%.

The warm weather encouraged people to indulge in cool treats with children's lollies sales rising by 104% and ice cream boosted 43%.

Ben Stimson
Retail Director, Waitrose

 

Category Summary Week 11
Up to week 11
Ambient 34.2 1.8
Chilled, Fruit, Vegetables & Horticulture, Bakery 18.3 4.6
Meat, Fish, Frozen & Dairy 24.8 2.4
Home & Leisure (inc newspapers) 19.3 -1.3

 



John Lewis

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 11

2017-18 £84.15m
2016-17 £75.34m
2015-16 £71.57m

 

Percentage increase

Week 11 to 15 April 2016-17 11.7
11 weeks to 15 April 2016-17
1.2
Week 11 to 15 April 2015-16
17.6
11 weeks to 15 April 2015-16 6.6

 

Total sales for the week were £84.1m, up 11.7%, boosted by the timing of Easter this year.

Fashion continued its strong performance, up 10.3%, as customers transition their wardrobes for the summer months. Womens casualwear saw an uplift of 41%, whilst menswear also saw double digit growth with sales up 14.4%. Beauty, wellbeing and leisure also performed well, up 14.7%, with toys and books in particular enjoying a strong week of sales over the school holidays.

Home sales for the week were up 11.1%. Seasonal gift food drove this increase, with sales for the category rising by a huge 260.9% as customers prepared for Easter celebrations. Cooking and dining also saw growth this week, +15.7%, as customers entertained family and friends over the bank holiday break.

EHT also had a strong week, up 15.2% on last year. Communication technology enjoyed growth of 25.5% as sales of mobile phones and photography rose by 39.1%, and tablets and computers by 21.9%.

Simon Russell
Director, Retail Operations Development, John Lewis

Buying offices Week 11 up to week 11
Fashion 10.3 3.8
Electricals & Home Technology 15.2 0.4
Home 11.1 0.1