Weekly sales figures

 

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John Lewis weekly sales figures for last week (to 15 August 2015) published on Friday 21 August 2015

Managing Director: Andy Street
Retail Director: Andrew Murphy

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 2

2015-16 £73.10m
2014-15 £74.54m
2013-14 £65.75m

 

Percentage increase

Week 2 to 15 August 2014-15 -1.9
2 weeks to 15 August 2014-15
-1.3
Week 2 to 15 August 2013-14
11.2
2 weeks to 15 August 2013-14 8.3


John Lewis up against strong comparisons

Against strong figures from last year and in a week of changeable weather, sales ended 1.9% down against last year. Shops found it tough although johnlewis.com remained in growth, up 9.4%. Overall, when assessing our early August sales, we should keep in mind that the Back to School period and seasonal build to the bank holiday weekend are running one week later this year compared to last.

Within shops, Poole was the stand-out performer up 5.3% on the year with Southampton the best performing full-line shop, up 1.0%. Our newest shop, Horsham, also continued its strong debut, closing the week comfortably ahead of expectations.

For a second week running the top performing product area was Fashion, 0.2% up on the year, helped mainly by Menswear, up 5.9%, and Beauty, Wellbeing and Leisure, up 1.1%.

While Home sales were down 3.8% on last year, Home Accessories and Gifts sales posted an increase of 4.5%, primarily due to strong sales in Outdoor Living and Gift Food.

EHT sales were down 2.6% on last year, although there were encouraging results in Small Electrical and Vision which were both up on last year.

Looking ahead at future opportunities, we are fast approaching the start of the Rugby World Cup, we have just launched the new Home catalogue, refreshed the Interior Design Hub and in Fashion we are seeing lots of newness coming through across both shops and online. We also have building excitement in Birmingham with occupation of our new shop beginning next week.

Andrew Murphy
Retail Director, John Lewis

Sales figures for selling branches and buying offices

The below figures are based on percentage increase on 2014-15.

Selling branches Week 2 up to week 2
Total sales (inc VAT) -1.9 -1.3
johnlewis.com 9.4 8.7
Poole 5.3 3.3
Southampton* 1.0 0.8
Chester -0.2 5.3
Knight & Lee -3.4 -1.3
Ipswich -3.5 -2.3
Peter Jones -0.6 -0.1
Ashford -5.7 -3.4
Chichester -5.7 -2.7
Swindon -7.3 -9.2
Exeter -5.0 -2.9
Leicester -4.5 -4.7
Tamworth -10.4 -1.9
Peterborough -4.7 -3.4
Sheffield -4.8 -0.4
Newbury -19.3 -3.0
Liverpool -4.6 -6.1
Reading -4.8 -2.2
Tunbridge Wells -16.6 -13.7
Croydon -14.8 -7.0
Watford* -7.4 -8.4
Nottingham -5.8 -4.4
Cardiff -9.2 -5.1
Cribbs Causeway -4.7 -7.1
Bluewater* -4.2 -6.0
Kingston -5.3 -8.0
Trafford -10.1 -8.1
Cambridge -7.4 -5.9
Milton Keynes -7.2 -5.0
Newcastle -10.6 -6.4
Aberdeen -13.4 -15.5
Edinburgh -7.2 -10.2
Welwyn -9.7 -6.0
Solihull -11.2 -9.7
Cheadle -7.4 -5.1
Stratford City -13.5 -6.2
Brent Cross -10.3 -8.9
Glasgow -14.5 -8.6
Norwich -19.5 -13.8
High Wycombe -11.2 -6.3
Oxford Street* -8.5 -9.4
York New New
St Pancras New New
Horsham New New
Heathrow Terminal 2
New New

Ranked on £ increase compared to 2014-15 for the week

* including foodhall/little Waitrose

Buying offices Week 2 up to week 2
Fashion 0.2 1.5
Electricals & Home Technology -2.6 -2.5
Home -3.8 -3.1