Weekly sales figures

 

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John Lewis weekly sales figures for last week (to 18 October 2014) published on Friday 24 October 2014

Managing Director: Andy Street
Retail Director: Andrew Murphy

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 12

2014-15 £79.97m
2013-14 £75.24m
2012-13 £69.41m

 

Percentage increase

Week 12 to 18 October 2013-14 6.3
12 weeks to 18 October 2013-14 8.9
Week 12 to 18 October 2012-13 15.2
12 weeks to 18 October 2012-13
15.4


Home directorate enjoys a strong trading week

The week produced a mixed picture for trade, with the overall outcome a sales increase on last year of 6.3%. Although the continuing unseasonable warm weather had an impact, online sales were strong at 25.9% up on last year, with Click & collect continuing to power ahead.

The Home Directorate enjoyed another strong week, with an increase on last year of 11.8%. Furniture was once again the powerhouse, with Beds continuing its general upwards trend and scoring a sales increase of over 40%, and Floor Coverings also on fine form.

The EHT Directorate posted an increase on last year of 6.3%, with strong sales of tablets and computers. 

The Fashion Directorate saw a story shaped by the weather, but despite a lack of demand for our winter assortment posted an increase of 1.9%. There were, though, a number of highlights, in particular Nursery where we continue to perform well, and from Handbags and Premium Beauty.

The highlight of the week was undoubtedly the successful opening of our first John Lewis in a railway station at St Pancras, sometimes described as the Cathedral of the Railways. Small but perfectly formed describes the shop well, with the stunning design set off against the Grade 1 listed architecture of St Pancras. In the heart of this historic building we have opened a truly trailblazing omni-channel shop, which at once found favour with customers, both for immediate purchases, and for those wanting to click and commute.

This week we see schools breaking up for half term across the country, the traditional start of customers' minds turning to Christmas. And across John Lewis we are all set, with the shops sparkling with their new Christmas decorations, the Christmas Annual now being read across the country and our Contact Centres and Distribution Centres all ready for the uplift in activity.

Maggie Porteous
Director of Selling, North and New Format, John Lewis

Sales figures for selling branches and buying offices

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

Selling branches Week 12 Up to week 12
Total sales (inc VAT) 6.3 8.9
johnlewis.com 25.9 24.0
York New New
Ashford New New
Southampton*
6.4 4.2
Cribbs Causeway 4.8 1.1
Stratford City
9.0 10.1
Heathrow Terminal 2
New New
Edinburgh 4.1 1.0
Liverpool 5.0 1.5
Poole
13.8 15.2
Newbury 22.6
20.1
Tunbridge Wells
6.7 8.6
Tamworth
7.2 9.2
Exeter
4.0 7.9
Chichester
4.5 13.5
Knight & Lee
3.0 -2.4
Milton Keynes 0.2 1.0
Ipswich
-0.2 15.2
Swindon -0.9 10.1
Chester
-1.6 9.7
Norwich -0.7 4.4
Cheadle
-0.3 1.5
Peterborough -1.9 -1.3
Cardiff -1.8 -2.4
Croydon -7.7 9.0
Newcastle -2.6 -1.6
Watford*
-3.4 -1.0
Solihull
-3.4 -1.0
Aberdeen -5.9 -4.7
Reading -5.0 -3.4
Leicester
-8.9 0.9
Glasgow -6.2 1.0
Welwyn
-6.0 -1.4
Sheffield -9.6 -4.5
Cambridge -5.6 -2.2
Trafford -10.7 -2.8
Nottingham -9.8 -1.0
Kingston -6.6 2.3
Brent Cross -8.2 -3.5
Peter Jones -5.2 -2.5
Bluewater* -7.0 -0.2
High Wycombe -11.0 21.7
Oxford Street* -4.7 -0.1
St Pancras New New

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

* including foodhall/little Waitrose

Buying offices Week 12 Up to week 12
Total sales (inc VAT) 6.3 8.9
Fashion 1.9 7.3
Electricals & Home Technology 6.3 9.4
Home 11.8 10.9