Weekly sales figures

 

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John Lewis weekly sales figures for last week (to 20 September 2014) published on Friday 26 September 2014

Managing Director: Andy Street
Retail Director: Andrew Murphy

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 8

2014-15 £74.23m
2013-14 £72.74m
2012-13 £67.06m

 

Percentage increase

Week 8 to 20 September 2013-14 2.0
8 weeks to 20 September 2013-14 8.1
Week 8 to 20 September 2012-13 10.7
8 weeks to 20 September 2012-13
16.3


Home continues its fine run

Warm weather across the country dominated the pattern of trade last week resulting in us finishing 2% ahead of last year.

With the recent warm weather and temperatures up to 25oC customers were not in the mood just yet for buying cold weather products and this was reflected across all assortments. However, there were some bright spots in Nursery, which was up 16%, and Beauty, up 5%.

Home continued its fine run with big-ticket product leading the way and the results from Beds, up 20%, Fitted Furniture, up 59%, and Upholstery, up 57%, were particularly eye-catching. This season's Copenhagen theme product has been very well received by customers which bodes well for the seasonal trade ahead.

Communication technology delivered a very good result for the EHT directorate, optimising the important back to university trade.

Our at home format branches dominate the top of the table and congratulations to Ipswich who led the way. High Wycombe continues to be front of the pack among the full-line shops with another cracking score. Southampton celebrated the opening of our second little Waitrose format which was well received by customers.

In online the level of trade was softer than of late. However, sales still grew 13% ahead of last year.

This week's price matching activity in response to competitors' promotional events should give our customers even more reason to shop with us in the coming week.

Barry Matheson
Director, Retail Services, John Lewis

Sales figures for selling branches and buying offices

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

Selling branches Week 8 Up to week 8
Total sales (inc VAT) 2.0 8.1
johnlewis.com 12.7 22.0
York New New
High Wycombe 20.3 26.9
Ashford New New
Heathrow Terminal 2 New New
Ipswich 25.8 15.6
Croydon 15.6 10.1
Norwich 6.2 5.2
Swindon 18.1 12.6
Chichester 12.0 14.7
Poole 12.1 16.1
Newbury 19.5 21.3
Tamworth 12.1 9.0
Newcastle 2.5 -2.2
Chester 9.6 7.2
Tunbridge Wells 5.3 10.1
Southampton* 0.6 2.6
Exeter 1.7 8.3
Edinburgh -0.3 0.1
Leicester -1.3 0.3
Knight & Lee -8.8 -2.6
Liverpool -3.3 -0.4
Stratford City -4.0 10.6
Watford* -6.9 -1.6
Reading -5.7 -3.6
Cambridge -4.4 -2.0
Solihull -6.4 -1.5
Glasgow -6.3 1.3
Peterborough -9.5 -2.3
Aberdeen -10.6 -3.8
Kingston -4.8 1.9
Cardiff -10.8 -3.7
Nottingham -7.4 -1.2
Sheffield -10.3 -4.4
Welwyn -7.4 -1.2
Brent Cross -6.5 -2.6
Bluewater* -5.9 -0.8
Cribbs Causeway -6.9 -1.2
Milton Keynes -9.3 -1.0
Cheadle -7.2 -0.2
Trafford -15.2 -3.6
Peter Jones -6.4 -2.7
Oxford Street* -7.3 -0.4

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

* including foodhall/little Waitrose

Buying offices Week 8 Up to week 8
Total sales (inc VAT) 2.0 8.1
Fashion -6.9 5.9
Electricals & Home Technology 8.3 9.1
Home 6.6 10.2