Weekly sales figures

 

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John Lewis weekly sales figures for last week (to 25 October 2014) published on Friday 31 October 2014

Managing Director: Andy Street
Retail Director: Andrew Murphy

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 13

2014-15 £83.56m
2013-14 £77.17m
2012-13 £72.15m

 

Percentage increase

Week 13 to 25 October 2013-14 8.3
13 weeks to 25 October 2013-14 8.8
Week 13 to 25 October 2012-13 15.8
13 weeks to 25 October 2012-13
15.4


Brisk trading in Consumer Electronics

The end of the trading period saw EHT sales boosted by the new Apple product launches, while the balmy temperatures continued to impact cold weather product sales; at times during the week the weather was almost 10 degrees warmer than the same time last year. Overall though we ended a creditable 8.3% up, with shops up 2.7% and online up 22.5%.

A strong execution of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 launches saw us deliver a good result in Consumer Electronics. Well done to all involved across the division. Buoyed by Apple, EHT sales were up 14.6% and there was also good sales growth in Vision, up 7%, and Large Electrical, up 5%.

Home sales were up 6.3%, despite being up against some charging issues from last year. There were some eyecatching numbers in seasonal areas, suggesting gifting is already becoming top of mind for customers, with the Christmas Shop and Christmas Gift Food both performing well against last year. And despite the warm weather, customers are obviously preparing for the weather to turn, as Filled Bedding turned in an impressive 13% increase.

While cold weather assortments in Fashion continued to struggle, we still managed to deliver total sales growth of 4.2% helped by continued strong trade in Nursery, up 23%, and Beauty Premium, up 6%.

Chichester and Newbury were the strongest performing branches, while it was pleasing to see Stratford top of the full-line department stores and another strong week from Heathrow.

The week ahead is up against strong comparatives from last year, so a break in the weather would be very beneficial. But with only eight trading weeks to Christmas it remains all to play for!

Paula Nickolds
Buying and Brand 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 13 Up to week 13
Total sales (inc VAT) 8.3 8.8
johnlewis.com 22.5 23.9
York New New
Ashford New New
Stratford
20.5 10.8
Cribbs Causeway 7.2 1.6
Kingston
5.4 2.6
Heathrow Terminal 2
New New
Chichester 27.1 14.6
Oxford Street*
1.4 0.0
Peter Jones
2.8 -2.1
Exeter 13.5
8.4
Glasgow
4.8 1.3
Southampton*
2.8 4.1
Newbury
24.4 20.4
Cambridge
3.1 -1.8
Leicester
6.4 1.4
Solihull 3.5 -0.6
Croydon
7.7 8.9
Cheadle 1.3 1.4
Newcastle
1.9 -1.4
Tamworth 4.9 8.8
Swindon
3.8 9.5
Ipswich 3.1 14.2
Chester 2.6 9.0
Knight & Lee
4.6 -1.9
Poole 1.8 14.0
Peteborough
0.6 -1.1
Reading
0.1 -3.1
Cardiff -2.2 -2.4
Watford* -2.2 -1.1
Trafford
-2.1 -2.8
Edinburgh -1.7 0.8
Milton Keynes
-2.0 0.8
Tunbridge Wells
-8.0 7.1
Norwich -3.8 3.7
Welwyn -2.7 -1.5
Sheffield -6.1 -4.7
Aberdeen -7.6 -4.9
Nottingham -5.4 -1.4
Brent Cross
-5.1 -3.6
Liverpool -7.3 0.7
Bluewater* -4.6 -0.6
High Wycombe
-10.2 18.3
St Pancras New New

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

* including foodhall/little Waitrose

Buying offices Week 13 Up to week 13
Total sales (inc VAT) 8.3 8.8
Fashion 4.2 7.0
Electricals & Home Technology 14.6 9.8
Home 6.3 10.5