Weekly sales figures


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John Lewis weekly sales figures for last week (to 15 November 2014) published on Friday 21 November 2014

Managing Director: Andy Street
Retail Director: Andrew Murphy

John Lewis weekly sales graph


Week 16

2014-15 £108.78m
2013-14 £101.45m
2012-13 £91.11m


Percentage increase

Week 16 to 15 November 2013-14 7.2
16 weeks to 15 November 2013-14 7.8
Week 16 to 15 November 2012-13 19.4
16 weeks to 15 November 2012-13

A milestone week for John Lewis

Sales rose above the magic £100m threshold for the first time this year, matching the 2013 record of the earliest week to reach this milestone. Sales grew 7.2% on last year which was 13.7% up on the previous week. Online sales were up 15%. The ramp up to Christmas is certainly under way!

Top of mind for customers this week was giving their homes a pre-Christmas makeover, with sales of Furniture and Home Entertaining a driving force. Home showed the strongest signs of this trend with sales up 9.0% year-on-year. Lighting had a record week with yearly sales rising 10.4%. Guest beds and Bed Linen were particularly strong performers, up 50% and 11% year-on-year respectively, along with another strong week for big ticket assortments such as Floor Coverings, Furniture and Beds. Seasonal gifting and Christmas Shop saw some healthy increases, too.

Our EHT assortment saw sales grow by 4.7% on the year. Large screen TVs over 50" led this charge, up 65% year-on-year. We also saw good growth in large appliances particularly range cookers, American-style fridge freezers and built-in ovens. Consumer Electronics had a solid week, too, given they were up against the Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 launch last year.

Fashion and Beauty have also shown strong results, up 8.5% year-on-year, with Premium Beauty demonstrating particularly impressive growth of 17.3%. In its first week of launch Chanel became the top selling beauty brand online and Jo Malone had a promising start in Exeter. Some price matching activity stimulated strong sales of brands in Menswear and Womenswear.

In our shops, both the Countdown to Christmas and my John Lewis customer events drove footfall, with stand-out performances from our at home shops including Newbury, Chichester and Poole along with two of our more recent larger store openings at Exeter and Stratford City.

There was also high praise for our omni channel this week. We were named Retail and Etail Fulfilment Operation of the Year at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards and John Lewis York was named Best Department Store of the Year at the Retail Week Interiors Awards.

Simon Russell
Director, Retail Operations 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 16 Up to week 16
Total sales (inc VAT) 7.2 7.8
johnlewis.com 15.0 21.2
York New New
Stratford City 12.5 10.7
Exeter 19.0 10.9
Heathrow Terminal 2 New New
Brent Cross
5.5 -3.0
Liverpool 5.0 0.8
Cribbs Causeway
3.1 1.3
Chichester 20.3 11.8
19.6 12.8
High Wycombe
2.9 13.5
Cardiff 6.4 -2.8
7.8 1.5
St Pancras New New
Milton Keynes 3.3 0.0
Cheadle 2.5 0.7
3.9 -2.9
2.6 1.3
4.6 -4.5
Peterborough 5.1 -1.3
Tunbridge Wells 13.5 6.7
Welwyn 3.1 -1.2
Newbury 21.4 17.8
Newcastle 2.8 -1.4
9.0 7.7
Chester 7.5 8.2
Glasgow 1.7 0.4
Oxford Street* 0.3 -0.3
Tamworth 5.4 6.7
Swindon 5.0 6.2
Bluewater* 0.5 -0.9
1.3 -1.8
Ipswich 3.5 12.1
0.5 3.6
0.1 3.4
Knight & Lee -1.9 -1.4
-0.4 -2.4
Ashford New New
Solihull -1.3 -1.5
Nottingham -1.1 -1.6
-2.3 -5.0
Trafford -1.8 -3.7
-2.0 -1.1
Peter Jones
-8.0 -3.7

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

* including foodhall/little Waitrose

Buying offices Week 16 Up to week 16
Total sales (inc VAT) 7.2 7.8
Fashion 8.5 6.6
Electricals & Home Technology 4.7 7.7
Home 9.0 9.9