Weekly sales figures

 

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John Lewis weekly sales figures for last week (to 16 May 2015) published on Friday 22 May 2015

Managing Director: Andy Street
Retail Director: Andrew Murphy

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 15

2015-16 £70.32m
2014-15 £69.24m
2013-14 £64.97m

 

Percentage increase

Week 15 to 16 May 2014-15 1.6
15 weeks to 16 May 2014-15
2.6
Week 15 to 16 May 2013-14
8.2
15 weeks to 16 May 2013-14 11.7


A strong second half of the week

Total sales were up 1.6% on last year, with Online achieving a healthy 12.1% year-on-year growth. The second half of the week saw the strongest performance with Saturday giving us a double percentage increase at 15.1% up on last year. 

Our top performing shop was Chichester at 24.1% up year-on-year, with Ashford closely behind at 17.4% and Exeter not to be outdone at 13.4%. Southampton came in next with a good result at 10.6% up, followed by Poole at 8.4%.

Home came in at 4.1% up on the year, with some of the less conventional summer assortments selling well with double percentage increases from Gift Food at 15.3%, Home and Gift collections and Outdoor Living at 12.8%. Spring cleaning is a focus for our customers with utility shop up 11.7%. Home Accessories and Gifts also showed improvements with a 9.8% gain.

Fashion beat last year at 1.8% up year-on-year with the lead being taken by Menswear and Sport at 11.7% up. A healthy cluster of increases, with men's branded casual wear stealing the show with a 21.8% increase. Shoes also put on a 13.3% uplift.

In other areas, Nursery had strong 13.4% growth, and Toys and Books came in with a positive 4.3%.

EHT missed last year slightly, but there were some great individual performances from Photo and Printing at 11.5% up and accessories at 9.8% up. Both Large and Small Electrical put on uplifts at 4.2% and 1% respectively.

This week sees the run up to another bank holiday weekend where we are well placed to optimise customer experience opportunities across all of our shopping channels.

David Barford
Director of Selling, London & South, John Lewis

Sales figures for selling branches and buying offices

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

Selling branches Week 15 Up to week 15
Total sales (inc VAT) 1.6 2.6
johnlewis.com 12.1 16.5
Southampton* 10.6 1.9
Heathrow Terminal 2 New New
Chichester 24.1 3.3
Exeter
13.4 9.2
St Pancras New New
Ashford
17.4 0.0
Leicester
5.7 0.2
Stratford City
3.4 1.4
High Wycombe
1.4 -2.3
Poole
8.4 1.2
Liverpool
1.9 -0.3
Tamworth 7.9 -0.3
Edinburgh
1.3 -5.4
Trafford
1.1 -3.9
Newbury
0.1 -4.6
Tunbridge Wells
-0.6 -5.5
Ipswich -3.5 0.5
Milton Keynes -0.7 -3.4
Swindon
-4.0 -1.9
Chester
-3.7 -0.1
Newcastle -1.0 -5.8
Croydon -6.2 -1.3
Glasgow
-2.2 -5.3
Knight & Lee
-15.5 -5.8
Watford*
-3.3 -3.4
Sheffield -3.7 -5.9
Cardiff -4.9 -4.7
Welwyn -3.1 -5.1
Peterborough
-7.5 -3.7
Solihull -5.8 -5.7
Nottingham
-5.9 -4.1
Cambridge -4.9 -3.9
Norwich
-8.6 -6.1
Bluewater* -4.0 -3.1
Cheadle -4.7 -3.5
Reading -7.5 -6.7
Kingston -5.5 -5.1
York New New
Cribbs Causeway -6.4 -5.4
Aberdeen -14.6 -10.1
Brent Cross -8.5 -7.5
Peter Jones -5.1 -3.4
Oxford Street* -8.3 -7.0

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

* including foodhall/little Waitrose

Buying offices Week 15 Up to week 15
Fashion 1.8 6.5
Electricals & Home Technology -0.6 -1.8
Home 4.1 4.0