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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 25 November) published on Tuesday 28 November 2017

Partnership

Partnership weekly sales graph

 

Week 17

2017-18 £351.37m
2016-17 £337.24m
2015-16 £322.57m

 

Percentage increase

Week 17 to 25 November 2016-17 4.2
17 weeks to 25 November 2016-17
1.4
Week 17 to 25 November 2015-16
8.9
17 weeks to 25 November 2015-16 4.8

 



Waitrose

Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Waitrose weekly sales graph

 

Week 17

2017-18 £137.12m
2016-17 £137.41m
2015-16 £134.88m

 

Percentage increase

Week 17 to 25 November 2016-17 -0.2
17 weeks to 25 November 2016-17
1.3
Week 17 to 25 November 2015-16
1.7
17 weeks to 25 November 2015-16 4.2

 

Sales excluding fuel were down 0.1 per cent last week compared to the same week last year. 

In the run-up to December, sales of advent calendars rose by 7 per cent and sales of Christmas trees - all of which are British, LEAF Marqued and Grade A (of the highest quality) - were up 6.5 per cent, as shoppers start to get in the festive spirit. 

Christmas-related sweet treats were popular last week, too, with sales of chocolate selection boxes up 13 per cent, Christmas biscuits up 15 per cent and festive bakery goods up 40 per cent. 

Last week also saw Waitrose becoming the first supermarket to ensure that all of its branded and own-label canned tuna is either Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified or pole and line caught, meaning it is 100 per cent responsibly sourced.  

Ben Stimson 
Retail Director, Waitrose

Category Summary Week 17
Up to week 17
Ambient -0.3 3.3
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 1.6 0.7
Home & General Merchandise -7.4 -3.8

 



John Lewis

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 17

2017-18 £214.25m
2016-17 £199.83m
2015-16 £187.69m

 

Percentage increase

Week 17 to 25 November 2016-17 7.2
17 weeks to 25 November 2016-17
1.4
Week 17 to 25 November 2015-16
14.2
17 weeks to 25 November 2015-16 5.5

 

After a few weeks of challenging sales in the run up to Black Friday, this week John Lewis achieved sales of £214.3m +7.2% Year on Year. Marked by Black Friday and price matching through our Never Knowingly Undersold policy, it was the biggest ever week and Black Friday was the biggest ever day in John Lewis's trading history.

Our Black Friday event fell across two trading weeks (Thursday-Monday). We traded well in both shops and online with shops becoming increasingly busy as the weekend progressed.

In distribution, our Magna Park centre saw a record day on Sunday when it processed 54% more units than the equivalent day in 2016. Across the weekend, we packed on average nearly 13,000 units per hour across our network. On Black Friday itself, the use of the John Lewis App between 12am and 8am for snapping up Black Friday deals increased by 36.8% and during our busiest ever hour for online sales from 9-10am, an average of 705 units were purchased per minute on johnlewis.com.

In category sales, Fashion sales were +9.9%, with a particularly strong week in beauty (+27.5%), and womenswear (+8.3%) and with a record online week for sales.  Best sellers across the Black Friday period included CREED Aventus Eau de Parfum, Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and the Barbour Wax Cotton Travel Explorer Holdall.

Electricals also saw a strong performance with sales +9.7% with standout performances in mobile and wearable technology and small electricals.  Best sellers across the Black Friday period included the Sonos Play 1 Smart Speaker, LG Smart TVs and Apple Macbooks.

With the majority of Black Friday deals focused on Fashion and EHT, in Home our sales were -2.1%.  Some of the best sellers in Home for the Black Friday period included the John Lewis Sacha Sofa Bed, the SIMBA Hybrid Memory Foam Pocket Spring Mattress and the John Lewis Brunswick Spruce Christmas Tree.

The successful sales performance of the week is down to the hard work and planning of Partners across shops, distribution centres and at head office - all of whom have played a key role in reaching this milestone performance.

Dino Rocos
Operations Director, John Lewis 

Buying offices Week 17 up to week 17
Fashion 9.9 3.1
Electricals & Home Technology 9.7 3.1
Home -2.1 -1.9