Weekly sales figures

 

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John Lewis weekly sales figures for last week (to 6 September 2014) published on Friday 12 September 2014

Managing Director: Andy Street
Retail Director: Andrew Murphy

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 6

2014-15 £78.22m
2013-14 £70.23m
2012-13 £64.33m

 

Percentage increase

Week 6 to 6 September 2013-14 11.4
6 weeks to 6 September 2013-14 11.3
Week 6 to 6 September 2012-13 21.6
6 weeks to 6 September 2012-13
18.3


Nursery gains market share

Another strong week for John Lewis with sales up 11% on last year. Both shops and online had solid increases. The best increases came from the 'at home' shops and the recently refurbished High Wycombe.

Fashion sales were up 8% on last year. Nursery in particular had a strong week, up by 22% as they continue to gain market share. Fashion Accessories and Women's shoes both scored good increases. Within Menswear, Formalwear and Casualwear did well in the week.

Home has been having a good run of results lately and scored another double-figure increase – up 10%. Furniture had a very strong week, up 17% - due to all the categories being well ahead of a year ago. Textiles and Carpets also put in a good performance with a gain of 12%.

EHT was up 17% with especially strong sales in Small Electrical (up 43%); the continued demand for vacuum cleaners was one of the key features. In Large Electrical the John Lewis own-brand performance was particularly notable. Tablet and computing sales were clearly benefiting from the 'Off to Uni' impact and sales were up by 14%. The Microsoft Surface is proving especially popular with our customers.

Online sales were up 33% on a year ago. The uplifts were strong across all the directorates. The Womenswear result was especially notable within a great set of fashion category performances, but it is fair to say that the results across the board in online were excellent.

With Christmas stock now coming in, we need to prepare for the upcoming peaks.

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 6 Up to week 6
Total sales (inc VAT) 11.4 11.3
johnlewis.com 32.6 26.9
York New New
High Wycombe 22.2 30.1
Oxford Street* 5.0 2.2
Ashford
New New
Stratford City
14.4 15.4
Nottingham
7.1 1.0
Welwyn 5.1 1.9
Southampton 3.7 5.0
Poole 21.1 16.7
Newbury 31.2 22.1
Cambridge 3.4 0.3
Ipswich
22.1 15.5
Chichester
15.2 14.7
Bluewater* 2.0 3.0
Heathrow Terminal 2 New New
Milton Keynes 2.5 2.2
Glasgow 2.9 4.2
Swindon 11.9 10.7
Croydon 7.6 11.3
Exeter
5.8 11.1
Chester 8.8 8.9
Leicester 3.2 2.9
Tamworth 7.0 9.6
Watford* 1.7 1.2
Norwich
0.8 6.8
Tunbridge Wells 1.8
13.2
Knight & Lee 2.8 -1.8
Kingston 0.0 5.4
Edinburgh
-0.2 2.1
Liverpool -0.3 2.3
Brent Cross -0.5 -0.2
Peterborough -1.0 1.0
Solihull -1.1 1.4
Aberdeen -2.5 -2.6
Sheffield
-5.2 -0.9
Newcastle -4.1 -0.2
Reading -3.7 -0.9
Peter Jones -1.7 -0.3
Trafford -5.9 0.2
Cribbs Causeway -3.7 1.2
Cheadle -5.7 2.6
Cardiff -19.2 -1.4

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

* including foodhall/little Waitrose

Buying offices Week 6 Up to week 6
Total sales (inc VAT) 11.4 11.3
Fashion 7.9 12.1
Electricals & Home Technology 16.7 10.2
Home 10.1 12.6