Weekly sales figures

 

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John Lewis weekly sales figures for last week (to 27 June 2015) published on Friday 3 July 2015

Managing Director: Andy Street
Retail Director: Andrew Murphy

John Lewis weekly sales graph

 

Week 21

2015-16 £90.10m
2014-15 £87.27m
2013-14 £80.74m

 

Percentage increase

Week 21 to 27 June 2014-15 3.2
21 weeks to 27 June 2014-15
2.8
Week 21 to 27 June 2013-14
11.6
21 weeks to 27 June 2013-14 11.2


Clearance kicks off in summer heat

As summer weather arrived to celebrate the launch of Clearance, total sales grew by a creditable 3.2% on the previous year.

The highlight of the week was the busy start to Clearance, with a very smooth web launch on Wednesday evening which saw some exceptional peaks in online traffic.

In shops, a new trial for my John Lewis customers to have an exclusive Clearance preview had a great take-up and was very well received, although Saturday's hot temperatures did have an impact on footfall.

Exeter, Ipswich and Cardiff had the best uplift against the previous year. Horsham's first full week deserves a mention, standing up very well compared to the more established 'at home' branches and with Fashion and Home sales comfortably exceeding expectations.

However, it was the Online team who take full honours this week, with 24.3% growth.

Fashion drove the charge, up 7.8%, with Children's Shoes and branded elements of both Menswear and Womenswear performing particularly well. It would appear shoppers are planning for sporty summers aplenty, with both Swimwear and Sports also significantly ahead of last year. 

Saturday's southern sunshine meant Outdoor Living took an incredible 36.0% more sales than the same week last year, with Home on the whole up 3.0%. The other standout assortment was Floor Coverings, taking 35.0% more sales than 2014.

There was much excitement in EHT, with the launch of sim-free mobile phones. While overall sales were down 1.3%, Small Electricals had the directorate's best performance, up 11.3%.

Clearance bargains are selling well this week and understandably we are also seeing a sharp spike in demand for warm weather merchandise. Overall we are well placed with some great cooling, outdoor living and game products.

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 2014-15.

Selling branches Week 21 Up to week 21
Total sales (inc VAT) 3.2 2.8
johnlewis.com 24.3 16.9
Exeter 3.1 8.6
Cardiff 1.6 -3.1
Stratford City
1.1 1.3
Ipswich 3.1 0.7
Ashford 1.6 -0.3
Knight & Lee
-0.3 -7.4
Poole -1.2 0.4
Chester -3.3 0.3
Croydon -2.6 -2.4
Tamworth -5.6 -1.8
Leicester
-3.6 0.5
Newbury
-14.9 -5.0
Welwyn -2.5 -4.8
Swindon -13.6 -1.9
Chichester -15.1 1.9
Watford*
-5.1 -3.2
Sheffield -5.6 -5.7
Norwich -5.6 -5.5
Tunbridge Wells
-18.5 -6.9
Peterborough -7.2 -4.3
Reading -5.1 -6.0
Southampton* -4.3 2.0
Glasgow -6.6 -4.9
Aberdeen -9.3 -9.4
Newcastle -7.3 -5.4
Peter Jones -3.0 -2.9
Cambridge -5.3 -3.1
Liverpool -6.4 -0.7
Nottingham -6.8 -4.0
High Wycombe
-4.6 -2.7
Trafford -9.0 -3.2
Solihull -9.2 -5.9
Kingston -5.2 -5.3
Edinburgh -7.6 -4.7
Cheadle -6.6 -2.2
Milton Keynes
-11.1 -4.2
Brent Cross
-11.1 -7.4
Cribbs Causeway
-9.6 -4.9
Bluewater* -9.1 -3.3
Oxford Street*
-6.0 -6.4
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 21 Up to week 21
Fashion 7.8 6.7
Electricals & Home Technology -1.3 -1.9
Home 3.0 4.3