Weekly sales figures

 

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John Lewis weekly sales figures for last week (to 11 April 2015) published on Friday 17 April 2015

Managing Director: Andy Street
Retail Director: Andrew Murphy

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 10

2015-16 £68.80m
2014-15 £73.79m
2013-14 £65.29m

 

Percentage increase

Week 10 to 11 April 2014-15 -6.8
10 weeks to 11 April 2014-15
3.7
Week 10 to 11 April 2013-14
5.4
10 weeks to 11 April 2013-14 11.0


Fashion and Home make the most of the warmer weather

This week was up against the week running up to the Easter holiday last year resulting in weekly sales 6.8% down compared to the same week last year. The recent finer weather was reflected in our branch sales while online performance continued its growth at 16.1% up year-on-year.

At directorate level, we also saw the effect of Easter not falling in the same financial week as last year, with the best performance coming from Fashion down 2% year-on-year as customers started to prepare for their summer wardrobe. Womenswear saw a lift on warm weather product against the year. Women's Accessories had outstanding performances from sunglasses year-on-year and sandals with a particularly impressive performance from our latest own-brand ranges. Fashion customers are starting to think about their summer social occasions with a strong performance on Men's Formalwear and lift on Women's Occasionwear. Childrenswear continued to perform well with Babywear 11% up, and a strong uplift on Schoolwear and Children's Shoes demonstrated that parents were preparing for sending the kids back to school after the Easter holidays.

Home sales were down 13% versus last year, but Outdoor Living had a superb week, up 55%, capitalising on the weather. Within this, Outdoor Furniture led the way with forward order sales up significantly on last year.

Sales in Electricals were down 4% versus last year although Easter promotions performed well and new ranges look promising. The warm weather drove fan sales up and new ranges within TVs delivered a promising double-digit growth.

As summer approaches and the warm weather looks set to stay, we feel confident that our strong spring/summer assortments will pay dividends in the coming weeks.

Ed Connolly
Buying Director, Fashion, John Lewis

Sales figures for selling branches and buying offices

The below figures are based on percentage increase on 2014-15.

Selling branches Week 10 Up to week 10
Total sales (inc VAT) -6.8 3.7
johnlewis.com 16.1 17.0
Heathrow Terminal 2 New New
St Pancras New New
Exter 1.0 12.1
Ashford -4.6 2.0
Tamworth -4.9 -0.5
Swindon -8.9 1.4
York New New
Knight & Lee -13.9 -4.9
Leicester -4.1 2.1
Ipswich -11.8 5.5
Chester -16.5 1.4
Croydon -11.6 1.5
Newbury -25.2 -1.6
Poole -20.8 1.8
Chichester -21.2 4.1
Glasgow -6.4 -5.3
Tunbridge Wells -21.7 -4.9
Peterborough -11.4 -1.7
Cardiff -11.2 -3.0
Stratford City -9.5 3.1
Norwich -12.5 -1.6
Sheffield -13.9 -4.0
Watford* -14.4 -3.1
Trafford -13.9 -4.5
Liverpool -11.2 0.7
Edinburgh -9.3 -4.2
Aberdeen -18.6 -10.0
Solihull -16.0 -4.1
Cambridge -12.0 -2.4
Reading -17.0 -4.6
Nottingham -17.2 -3.7
Newcastle -19.6 -5.6
Southampton* -13.2 2.7
Milton Keynes -18.6 -2.0
Brent Cross -19.5 -7.5
Cheadle -16.6 -3.3
Welwyn -23.4 -5.0
High Wycombe -16.6 -1.4
Bluewater* -16.0 -1.5
Cribbs Causeway -22.2 -4.0
Kingston -21.9 -4.3
Peter Jones -20.7 -5.9
Oxford Street* -22.1 -7.2

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

* including foodhall/little Waitrose

Buying offices Week 10 Up to week 10
Fashion -2.0 5.6
Electricals & Home Technology -4.3 0.7
Home -12.5 5.8