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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 18 March) published on Tuesday 21 March 2017

Partnership

Partnership weekly sales graph

 

Week 7

2017-18 £202.04m
2016-17 £204.49m
2015-16 £193.00m

 

Percentage increase

Week 7 to 18 March 2016-17 -1.2
7 weeks to 18 March 2016-17
0.5
Week 7 to 18 March 2015-16
4.7
7 weeks to 18 March 2015-16 4.0

 



Waitrose

Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Waitrose weekly sales graph

 

Week 7

2017-18 £126.70m
2016-17 £129.44m
2015-16 £123.94m

 

Percentage increase

Week 7 to 18 March 2016-17 -2.1
7 weeks to 18 March 2016-17
-0.1
Week 7 to 18 March 2015-16
2.2
7 weeks to 18 March 2015-16 2.9

 

Total sales, excluding fuel, were down 2.1% on the same week last year.​ Comparisons are distorted though by the same trading week last year being the week before Easter.

Warmer temperatures towards the start of the week, including the hottest day of the year so far on Wednesday, appeared to influence sales. Food to go and salad sales were both up by 8%, while fresh dip sales increased by 14%.

Fresh fruit saw a really strong performance, too. Raspberry sales were up by 24%, melon sales were up 22% and soft fruit sales increased by 31%.

Customers were seemingly just as eager to get into the garden with horticulture sales up 13%.

With Mother's Day on the horizon this weekend, there was still time for treats as sales of prepacked cakes rose by 30 per cent.

Helen Hyde
Personnel Director, Waitrose

 

Category Summary Week 7
Up to week 7
Ambient -6.1 -0.5
Chilled, Fruit, Vegetables & Horticulture, Bakery 2.2 1.5
Meat, Fish, Frozen & Dairy -0.7 0.6
Home & Leisure (inc newspapers) -4.3 -6.5

 



John Lewis

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 7

2017-18 £75.34m
2016-17 £75.06m
2015-16 £69.06m

 

Percentage increase

Week 7 to 18 March 2016-17 0.4
7 weeks to 18 March 2016-17
1.4
Week 7 to 18 March 2015-16
9.1
7 weeks to 18 March 2015-16 6.0

 

This week saw sales of  £75.3m, +0.4% on last year. Trade continues to be influenced by the different fall of key seasonal events such as Mother's Day and Easter.

Fashion had a particularly strong week at +4.8% YoY, with Beauty, Wellbeing & Leisure up 11.0%, reflecting strong sales in beauty products ahead of Mother's Day this weekend. In time for the Spring Equinox, warm weather clothing overtook cold weather assortments for the first time this year, and Womenswear was up +5.0%.

Home sales were down -1.6% on last year, as we are annualising against strong sales from Easter which took place this time last year. The effect was felt particularly in Gift Food and Seasonal products. Gifts in Home were up +13.7%, also supported by Mother's Day.

In EHT sales were down -2.0% YoY, impacted by annualising strong sales from last year on small electrical items such as Nutribullet. Audio and Connect Home and Mobile were our strongest areas of growth in EHT.

Mark Felix
Online Trade Director, John Lewis

Buying offices Week 7 up to week 7
Fashion 4.8 2.3
Electricals & Home Technology -2.0 2.3
Home -1.6 0.0