Weekly sales figures

 

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John Lewis weekly sales figures for last week (to 21 March 2015) published on Friday 27 March 2015

Managing Director: Andy Street
Retail Director: Andrew Murphy

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 7

2015-16 £69.06m
2014-15 £70.03m
2013-14 £65.76m

 

Percentage increase

Week 7 to 21 March 2014-15 -1.4
7 weeks to 21 March 2014-15
4.2
Week 7 to 21 March 2013-14
5.0
7 weeks to 21 March 2013-14 10.6


Seasonal assortments doing well

There is a hint of spring in the air and this is reflected in the sales of our new season related lines. Despite overall sales being down -1.4% our fashion sales put on 2.9% year-on-year. Home was not to be outdone with increases of 2.7% on last year. The performance of our online business continued with strong growth up 12.7% year-on-year.

Our branches saw a mix of trade with some good results from Exeter at 3.2% up and at homes Chichester up 2.0%, Poole up 1.8% and Croydon up 0.9%. From our full-line shops the best result came from Stratford City up 4.2%.

At a Directorate level Fashion led the way with all of the key areas level or up. The best performance came from Women's Accessories and Beauty up 4.3%, with Women's Shoes putting on a double percentage increase at 15.9% and then Toys, Haberdashery and Nursery at 2.6% up, with a great result from Nursery at 6.2% up.

Home came in at 2.7% up with Home Accessories and Gifts leading the way at 5.3% up, with Seasonal Gifts storming ahead at 32.4% up and Lighting coming in with a strong performance at 7.3% up. Coming in next was Furniture with notable performances from Fitted Furniture at 19.2% up and Upholstery at 8.1% up. Textiles and Carpets were not to be outdone and put on 2.5%.

Sales in EHT were down -8.4% but within that Small Electrical continues to find favour with customers as they achieved a 13.1% year-on-year gain.

As you read this Easter is approaching and this offers us an opportunity to capture sales across all areas as customers prepare for spring, the school holidays and all things Fashion and Home and leisure related.

David Barford
Director of Selling, London and 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 7 Up to week 7
Total sales (inc VAT) -1.4 4.2
johnlewis.com 12.7 17.5
York New New
Heathrow Terminal 2
New New
St Pancras New New
Stratford City 4.2 4.1
Exeter 3.2 10.6
Chichester 2.0 3.2
Poole 1.8 0.5
Croydon 0.9 2.5
High Wycombe -0.3 -1.5
Tamworth -3.2 -2.8
Newbury -6.4 -1.9
Ipswich -6.3 3.4
Swindon -7.1 0.1
Knight & Lee -13.2 -5.1
Ashford -11.8 -0.1
Chester -10.9 3.6
Tunbridge Wells -12.3 -6.5
Sheffield -4.6 -2.7
Norwich -4.8 -3.2
Peterborough -6.8 -2.9
Liverpool -4.4 1.9
Watford* -7.0 -3.3
Southampton* -3.8 2.5
Leicester -11.0 0.9
Glasgow -8.2 -7.4
Welwyn -7.8 -3.9
Cardiff -11.7 -3.9
Kingston -5.3 -3.0
Cambridge -7.4 -2.1
Aberdeen -14.1 -10.1
Milton Keynes -9.0 -2.0
Trafford -14.4 -5.3
Newcastle -12.1 -4.3
Nottingham -13.2 -3.0
Edinburgh -10.5 -4.3
Reading -14.5 -3.7
Solihull -15.8 -3.9
Brent Cross -13.0 -6.0
Peter Jones -8.1 -2.8
Bluewater* -10.8 -1.9
Cheadle -13.2 -2.6
Cribbs Causeway -18.3 -3.5
Oxford Street* -7.7 -5.0

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

* including foodhall/little Waitrose

Buying offices Week 7 Up to week 7
Fashion 2.9 7.5
Electricals & Home Technology -8.4 -1.2
Home 2.7 7.7