Weekly sales figures

 

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John Lewis weekly sales figures for last week (to 11 October 2014) published on Friday 17 October 2014

Managing Director: Andy Street
Retail Director: Andrew Murphy

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 11

2014-15 £80.59m
2013-14 £71.40m
2012-13 £68.00m

 

Percentage increase

Week 11 to 11 October 2013-14 12.9
11 weeks to 11 October 2013-14 9.1
Week 11 to 11 October 2012-13 18.5
11 weeks to 11 October 2012-13
15.4


Stronger sales as weather cools

This week has seen a solid increase in sales as the cooler weather starts to have a positive impact across all directorates. The start of the week was particularly strong, with sales softening slightly as we approached the weekend.

Both shops and online had good increases. In shops the best performances were from Chichester, Poole, High Wycombe, Ipswich and Chester. It was also a record week in sales for Heathrow.

Online sales continue to be strong, along with good traffic conversion.

The best assortment growth came from the Home directorate, up 15%. Sales of big-ticket items were well supported by both pick-up and gifting. Christmas shop was up 13% after a successful launch. As the nights are drawing in, Lighting has seen a 16% increase.

In Fashion, both umbrellas and sunglasses were up, illustrating how diverse the climate has been. The standout figures came from Childrenswear, Toys and Crafts, with Nursery banking a 21% increase. Toys also gave a good performance as they build towards peak.

EHT completed the full set of directorate increases, up 12%. Tablets and computers increased by 17%, helped by a price match early in the week.

The milder weather does look to be finally turning and both bricks and clicks are prepared for the seasonal assortment. As the early schools break for half term this week we begin the climb to Christmas.

Tim Harrison
Director, Store Development, John Lewis

Sales figures for selling branches and buying offices

The below figures are based on percentage increase on 2013-14.

Selling branches Week 11 Up to week 11
Total sales (inc VAT) 12.9 9.1
johnlewis.com 31.2 23.8
York New New
High Wycombe 18.1 26.2
Ashford New New
Cribbs Causeway 9.6 0.7
Milton Keynes 12.5 1.1
Kingston 8.2 3.2
Southampton* 8.4 4.0
Stratford City 9.0 10.2
Nottingham 7.1 -0.1
Heathrow Terminal 2 New New
Solihull 7.5 -0.7
Bluewater* 3.6 0.4
Chichester 24.4 14.4
Norwich 8.7 4.9
Leicester 10.9 1.9
Poole 23.4 15.3
Cheadle 3.5 1.6
Exeter 15.5 8.3
Croydon 15.0 10.7
Liverpool 4.3 1.2
Glasgow 4.3 1.8
Ipswich 18.1 16.8
Chester 17.5 10.8
Cardiff 4.5 -2.5
Tamworth 12.6 9.4
Oxford Street* 0.6 0.3
Peter Jones 1.2 -2.3
Swindon 12.0 11.2
Newbury 9.9 19.8
Trafford 1.6 -2.1
Reading 0.7 -3.3
Cambridge 0.2 -1.9
Tunbridge Wells -0.5 8.8
Knight & Lee -1.8 -2.9
Peterborough -0.7 -1.2
Edinburgh -0.6 0.8
Sheffield -4.0 -4.0
Watford* -4.0 -0.8
Newcastle -3.6 -1.6
Welwyn -3.5 -1.0
Aberdeen -6.9 -4.6
Brent Cross -5.2 -3.1

Ranked on £ increase compared to 2013-14 for the week

* including foodhall/little Waitrose

Buying offices Week 11 Up to week 11
Total sales (inc VAT) 12.9 9.1
Fashion 12.5 7.8
Electricals & Home Technology 11.9 9.6
Home 15.0 10.9