Weekly sales figures

 

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John Lewis weekly sales figures for last week (to 18 July 2015) published on Friday 24 July 2015

Managing Director: Andy Street
Retail Director: Andrew Murphy

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 24

2015-16 £80.08m
2014-15 £74.90m
2013-14 £63.05m

 

Percentage increase

Week 24 to 18 July 2014-15 6.9
24 weeks to 18 July 2014-15
3.1
Week 24 to 18 July 2013-14
27.0
24 weeks to 18 July 2013-14 13.0


Strong trade throughout the week

A good week for John Lewis, with strong trade throughout the week across both channels and finishing up 6.9% against last year.

Online continued to deliver strong year-on-year growth, posting a healthy gain of 22.6%. Good availability and performance from the Clearance assortments sat at the heart of that result. This was complemented by an improved performance in shops, up 0.7% against last year.

Nineteen branches were up on last year. Leicester very much led the pack with sales increases of 18.3%, followed by Southampton at 9.2% and Stratford at 6.0%. Across the estate it would seem that the combination of inconsistent weather, alongside the first wave of schools breaking up, really drove our customers back in to shops.

Within the buying directorates Fashion led the way at 10.5% up, with Menswear and Women's Accessories both posting double-digit increases. Home crossed the line at 2.0% up, with Accessories and Gifting holding up. There was good news to be found in EHT which hit 9.4% and saw strong performances across both Communications Technology and Electrical, continuing the upturn in performance that we have seen in recent weeks.

As we move out of the final week of Clearance the focus now is very much on newness and bringing new product and inspiration to the fore.

Barry Matheson
Director, Retail Services, John Lewis

Sales figures for selling branches and buying offices

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

Selling branches Week 24 Up to week 24
Total sales (inc VAT) 6.9 3.1
johnlewis.com 22.6 17.6
Southampton* 9.2 2.1
Leicester 18.3 0.4
Cheadle 5.8 -1.8
Bluewater* 4.2 -3.6
Stratford City 6.0 1.7
Brent Cross
3.5 -6.8
Trafford 4.0 -2.4
Peterborough 4.6 -4.1
Cribbs Causeway 1.7 -4.1
Solihull 2.7 -5.2
Norwich 2.4 -5.8
High Wycombe 0.8 -2.3
Glasgow 0.7 -4.7
Knight & Lee 4.2 -6.2
Cambridge 0.4 -3.4
Watford* 0.4 -2.7
Cardiff 0.4 -2.8
Tamworth 0.9 -1.9
Poole 0.1 1.1
Croydon -1.0 -2.5
Chester -2.2 0.8
Newbury -4.0 -5.1
Kingston -0.5 -5.1
Nottingham -0.8 -3.9
Swindon -3.9 -2.1
Newcastle -1.2 -5.1
Ipswich -5.2 0.5
Exeter -2.9 7.3
Ashford -8.1 -1.8
Chichester -6.6 -0.1
Milton Keynes -1.8 -4.2
Liverpool -2.3 -1.0
Welwyn -2.3 -4.3
Sheffield -3.6 -5.6
Edinburgh -3.9 -4.5
Reading -5.7 -6.0
Peter Jones -2.9 -3.1
Aberdeen -9.0 -9.2
Tunbridge Wells -21.9 -8.4
Oxford Street*
-4.6 -6.7
York New New
St Pancras New New
Horsham New New
Heathrow Terminal 2
New New

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

* including foodhall/little Waitrose

Buying offices Week 24 Up to week 24
Fashion 10.5 6.9
Electricals & Home Technology 9.4 -0.8
Home 2.0 3.8