Weekly sales figures

 

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John Lewis weekly sales figures for last week (to 13 December 2014) published on Friday 19 December 2014

Managing Director: Andy Street
Retail Director: Andrew Murphy

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 20

2014-15 £150.70m
2013-14 £149.87m
2012-13 £147.26m

 

Percentage increase

Week 20 to 13 December 2013-14 0.6
20 weeks to 13 December 2013-14 8.2
Week 20 to 13 December 2012-13 2.3
20 weeks to 13 December 2012-13
15.3


Customers are wrapping up warm

As I write there are 10 trading days to Christmas and it's 'all to play for'. It looks as though we are set for a very late surge in trade, as the breakdown of last week's business shows that there is still plenty of gift buying to be done. So rightly everyone's attention will be on operational excellence right until Christmas Eve.

By our recent standards, and if viewed in isolation, week 46 could be judged as somewhat challenging. Nevertheless, after the exuberance of Black Friday total sales remain 10% up for December as a whole.

Within the account Fashion took the lead as cold weather merchandise found favour. Home just crossed the line as Furniture continued to excel. In both areas all is set for the gifting finale.

Online continued to prosper and rightly acknowledged the superb support from right across the business that lies behind their prowess.

Among the shops the stand-out success came from Poole, with encouraging growth from Exeter and Ipswich for new format, alongside Cardiff and Stratford of the established shops.

With the Christmas finishing line almost in sight, I should conclude with a heartfelt 'thank you' to all Partners, in John Lewis and beyond, who have made Christmas 2014 another success for us all.

Happy Christmas.

Andy Street
Managing Director, John Lewis

Sales figures for selling branches and buying offices

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

Selling branches Week 20 Up to week 20
Total sales (inc VAT) 0.6 8.2
johnlewis.com 10.0 22.8
York New New
Heathrow Terminal 2 New New
St Pancras New New
Ashford
New New
Poole 11.6 13.1
Exeter 3.6 10.2
Ipswich 3.0 10.7
Cardiff 0.5 -0.7
Swindon 1.8 8.0
Stratford City
0.3 10.1
Chester 1.0 8.5
Tamworth -1.0 9.0
Chichester -1.1 11.3
Croydon -4.2 7.4
High Wycombe
-0.8 9.9
Newbury -6.5 13.9
Knight & Lee
-8.5 -1.2
Leicester
-3.1 1.6
Norwich -3.5 2.8
Nottingham -2.3 -1.8
Tunbridge Wells
-14.8 3.7
Peterborough -5.6 -1.4
Watford*
-5.9 -1.7
Brent Cross
-4.7 -3.2
Cambridge
-4.0 -2.4
Cribbs Causeway
-3.7 0.9
Southampton* -3.9 2.9
Solihull -6.2 -1.3
Welwyn -5.8 -1.6
Sheffield -8.5 -3.5
Trafford -7.2 -3.5
Newcastle -7.5 -1.3
Milton Keynes
-6.0 -0.7
Aberdeen -10.9 -5.3
Reading -8.3 -3.7
Edinburgh -7.0 -1.3
Liverpool -7.9 1.1
Glasgow -11.0 -0.6
Kingston
-8.5 0.5
Cheadle -8.7 -0.4
Bluewater* -8.2 -1.7
Peter Jones
-8.4 -4.3
Oxford Street*
-4.6 -0.3

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

* including foodhall/little Waitrose

Buying offices Week 20 Up to week 20
Total sales (inc VAT) 0.6 8.2
Fashion 5.2 7.2
Electricals & Home Technology -4.0 10.2
Home 0.1 7.9