Weekly sales figures

 

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John Lewis weekly sales figures for last week (to 26 July 2014) published on Friday 1 August 2014

Managing Director: Andy Street
Retail Director: Andrew Murphy

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 26

2014-15 £69.41m
2013-14 £63.99m
2012-13 £56.64m

 

Percentage increase

Week 26 to 26 July 2013-14 8.5
26 weeks to 26 July 2013-14 9.4
Week 26 to 26 July 2012-13 22.5
26 weeks to 26 July 2012-13 16.6


John Lewis sees strong end to the half

We rounded off the first half in warm sunshine for most of the UK and strong trade throughout. Total sales in the week were up 9%, in line with our cumulative performance leaving us 9% up for the half. This is a fantastic achievement and provides a superb platform as we look ahead to the rest of the year.

Shops performed well in the week, High Wycombe leading the way up 27% and new format shops up 33%. The Commonwealth Games opened to much fanfare in Glasgow and hundreds of customers joined us at our 'Tea on the Green' popup to watch the action live.

Online achieved growth of 29% and ended an impressive 26% up for the half, with a good balance of growth across the directorates.

The week saw Home continue to drive eye-catching growth at +13%, with Furniture the star performer yet again at +22%. Fashion came next, where sales of +10% were in line with their first half trend which finished at +9%. Warm weather assortments fared particularly well as customers reached for their sunglasses (+31%). In EHT, weekly sales moved forward 4%, helped by Large and Small Electricals, which both achieved growth above 20%, with the latter seeing particularly hot demand for fans. For the half, EHT drove the strongest growth of the directorates at +12%.

All of the above is really hard won and a real team effort, as exemplified by our Operations teams who continue to meet the demands of our sales growth admirably. Special mention to our Green Van Fleet who have been averaging over 30,000 customer deliveries a week for the last month! Well done to all the team and everyone else's contributions who have made this first half such a successful one for the business.

Paula Nickolds
Director, Buying and Brand, John Lewis

Sales figures for selling branches and buying offices

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

Selling branches Week 26 Up to week 26
Total sales (inc VAT) 8.5 9.4
johnlewis.com 28.7 25.7
York New New
High Wycombe 26.9 27.5
Ashford New New
Oxford Street* 2.6 0.3
Stratford City 10.1 5.5
Kingston 4.8 3.7
Norwich 7.8 5.7
Tamworth 22.7 17.9
Newbury 24.6 14.9
Heathrow Terminal 2 New New
Chichester 10.1 13.4
Leicester 3.8 3.4
Exeter 4.2 2.3
Ipswich 5.6 0.3
Peter Jones 0.5 0.0
Watford* 1.1 1.3
Tunbridge Wells 3.1 4.0
Swindon 1.3 12.2
Chester 0.2 7.4
Cardiff 0.0 3.0
Nottingham -0.3 0.5
Milton Keynes -0.3 5.0
Welwyn -0.6 -1.2
Solihull -1.0 -1.2
Knight & Lee -6.4 -3.0
Poole -4.3 11.3
Sheffield -1.6 -0.7
Croydon -7.1 8.7
Traford -4.1 0.8
Glasgow -3.8 3.5
Newcastle -3.9 -1.7
Cribbs Causeway -2.5 1.8
Aberdeen -7.6 -3.2
Peterborough -7.7 -1.1
Liverpool -6.1 0.5
Bluewater* -3.9 1.1
Southampton -5.7 2.5
Reading -7.9 -3.3
Edinburgh -6.2 1.2
Cheadle -5.6 2.1
Brent Cross -6.3 -3.3
Cambridge -8.2 0.3

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

* including foodhall/little Waitrose

Buying offices Week 26 Up to week 26
Total sales (inc VAT) 8.5 9.4
Fashion 10.0 9.1
Electricals & Home Technology 3.9 11.7
Home 13.2 7.4