Weekly sales figures

 

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John Lewis weekly sales figures for last week (to 12 April 2014) published on Thursday 17 April 2014

Managing Director: Andy Street
Retail Director: Andrew Murphy

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 11

2014-15 £73.79m
2013-14 £65.29m
2012-13 £61.09m

 

Percentage increase

Week 11 to 12 April 2013-14 13.0
11 weeks to 12 April 2013-14 6.9
Week 11 to 12 April 2012-13 20.8
11 weeks to 12 April 2012-13 19.6


Strong week's trading as Easter approaches

The first week of the Easter break for many, great weather and the opening of our new shop in York combined to deliver a strong week's trading with increases in all areas delivering a 13% gain on last year.

All directorates saw double-digit growth on the year, with EHT leading, up 14.9%, powered by outstanding results in Audio and Gaming, up 49%, due to streaming audio sales. Vision was 38% up and Accessories were 30% up.

Home, up 13.2%, saw a good build in trade towards Easter, with Gift Food and Seasonal up 200%, reflective of the different fall of the Easter weekend compared to last year. We also saw a 60% gain in Outdoor Living. Core home sales were also strong, partially supported by our new interest-free credit offer, with a record week in the half for Beds, helping Furniture return 15.7%. Lighting, up 15%, and Textiles, up 8.9%, also traded well.

Fashion grew sales by 11.4%, with real strength in the clothing areas. Boyswear at 29% and Girlswear at 21% traded well, as did Men's Brands, up 24%, and pleasingly Men's Own Brand, up 21%. Womenswear also saw real strength in Own Brand with Weekend up 39% and SOR brands up 13%. In the accessories areas Shoes were up 19% and Fashion Accessories up 17% through great trading in sunglasses.

Our shops benefited from school holiday trade with Newbury, Tamworth and High Wycombe taking the top spots. We also opened our stunning new York shop, which showcases our latest thinking across the categories. Customer reaction was fantastic and sales were well ahead of expectations.

Online continued its strong run, up 35.8% versus last year, underpinned by very solid traffic and conversion. There were particularly pleasing results in Menswear and Sports, up 53%, Womenswear up 42%, Home Accessories and Gifts up 38% and Electricals, up 38%.

Our Easter Weekend event will give real focus to our offer and with our operations and stocks in good shape, we are well placed to maximise trade during this important period. Happy trading.

Paula Nickolds
Buying and Brand Director, 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) 13.0 6.9
johnlewis.com 35.8 27.5
York New New
High Wycombe 29.6 20.6
Ashford New New
Oxford Street* 3.9 0.7
Kingston 8.2 -0.6
Peter Jones 5.9 3.1
Stratford City 13.6 -1.1
Milton Keynes 8.8 0.1
Norwich 13.1 0.9
Bluewater* 3.5 -3.2
Tamworth 30.2 12.5
Edinburgh 4.2 -0.7
Watford* 7.4 0.5
Cheadle 3.3
0.3
Glasgow 4.9 3.6
Newbury 30.8 8.6
Chichester 12.5 10.1
Southampton 2.0 -1.0
Ipswich 10.9 -9.9
Chester 10.1 4.0
Tunbridge Wells 6.5 -4.2
Liverpool 1.6 -3.0
Poole 5.6 6.2
Brent Cross 1.0 -4.1
Swindon 6.7 3.2
Cardiff 1.8 -1.2
Welwyn 1.1 -4.5
Leicester 1.6 -1.7
Knight & Lee 5.6 -6.1
Trafford 0.8 -1.2
Croydon 2.0 0.1
Cribbs Causeway 0.4 -2.4
Cambridge 0.4 -2.4
Newcastle -0.9 -3.9
Peterborough -1.4 -5.8
Sheffield -2.6 -2.7
Nottingham -1.9 -2.3
Exeter -9.4 -8.1
Reading -4.7 -7.1
Aberdeen -6.7 -5.5
Solihull -5.8 -5.8

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) 13.0 6.9
Fashion 11.4 8.3
Electricals & Home Technology 14.9 9.1
Home 13.2 3.1