Weekly sales figures

 

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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 15 September) published on Tuesday 18 September 2018

Partnership

Partnership weekly sales graph

 

Week 7

2018-19 £207.20m
2017-18 £211.89m
2016-17 £204.35m

 

Percentage increase

Week 7 vs 2017-18 -2.2
7 weeks vs 2017-18
-0.5
Week 7 vs 2016-17
1.4
7 weeks vs 2016-17 2.4

 



Waitrose & Partners

Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Percentage increase

Week 7 vs 2017-18 -0.8
7 weeks vs 2017-18
-0.7
Week 7 vs 2016-17
0.4
7 weeks vs 2016-17 1.1

 

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.6% compared to the same week last year. 

Fruit experienced a good week with sales up 5.6%. Stone fruit saw strong sales growth up 14%, soft fruit was up 11% and apple sales grew by 5%.

Hospitality, bakery and food to go also saw positive sales growth of 2.5%. Bagel sales were up 35%, sourdough sliced bread was up  46% and food to go salads were up 11%.

This week Waitrose & Partners announced that it will remove 5p plastic bags by March 2019 and plastic bags for loose fruit and veg by spring 2019. The move will save 134 million plastic bags, the equivalent of 500 tonnes of plastic a year.

Mike Sackman,
IT Director, Waitrose & Partners

Category Summary Week 7
Up to week 7
Ambient -2.1 -2.4
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 1.2 1.2
Home & General Merchandise -6.3 -3.3

 


 

John Lewis & Partners

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

Percentage increase

Week 7 vs 2017-18 -4.3
7 weeks vs 2017-18
-0.3
Week 7 vs 2016-17
3.0
7 weeks vs 2016-17 4.4

 

Total sales for the week were down 4.3%. The warmer weather compared to the same period last year has had an impact on sales of cold weather products.

Fashion sales were down 0.8%, however sales in womens accessories were up 1.4%. Sales in beauty, wellbeing and leisure were up 2.7%.

Home sales were down 6.6%. Our contemporary own brand House had another strong week with sales up 2.4% compared to the same period last year. Cooking products were also up 3%.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 5.4%, however new launches performed well and we saw a strong demand for wearable technology.

Christine Kasoulis,
Buying Director, Fashion, John Lewis & Partners

Buying offices Week 7 up to week 7
Fashion -0.8 2.5
Electricals & Home Technology -5.4 0.4
Home -6.6 -4.0