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Partnership trading results for last week (to 16 March) published on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

 

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 7
2019-20 £203.83m
2018-19 £206.37m
2017-18 £202.04m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 7 vs 2018-19 -1.2
7 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.6
Week 7 vs 2017-18 0.9
7 weeks vs 2017-18 1.0

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 7 vs 2018-19 -0.6
7 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.0
Week 7 vs 2017-18 2.0
7 weeks vs 2017-18 3.1
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 7 Up to
week 7
Ambient -0.1 -1.2
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
0.2 0.1
Home & general
merchandise
-6.7 -8.0

'Total sales excluding fuel were down by 0.5% compared to the same period in 2018, when the run-up to Easter, which fell earlier last year, had already started. With Spring fast approaching, the first batch of British fresh grown asparagus entered Waitrose & Partners stores last week, contributing to an uplift in fresh produce sales. Soft fruit sales also saw a significant increase.

Although it is still three weeks away, Easter sales have already delivered strong results and are expected to be even higher in the coming weeks as the date approaches. Waitrose Chocolate Avocado Easter eggs and Heston from Waitrose Chocolate Scotch eggs continue to be top sellers across stores.  

Waitrose & Partners continued its commitment to sourcing British, announcing that from March it will be stocking berries that were grown and harvested in the UK during the Winter. Typically available from May, this development has been made possible by new growth innovations trialled by Waitrose and its suppliers in glasshouses that mimic the British summer.'

 Jo Walmsley, Partner & Personnel Director Waitrose & Partners

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 7 vs 2018-19 -2.4
7 weeks vs 2018-19 -2.5
Week 7 vs 2017-18 -1.0
7 weeks vs 2017-18 -2.7
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 7 Up to
week 7
Fashion -0.5 1.7
Electricals
& Home Technology
-3.8 -4.2
Home

-3.2 -5.4

'Total sales for the week were down 2.4% as we  annualised a week which included Mother’s Day, and price matched a competitor event that was smaller than last year.

Fashion sales were down 0.5% on the same week last year, due to the lower level of price matching in Beauty and Nursery. However, we had a strong week in Menswear, with sales up 9.3%, and Womenswear sales were up 5.1% . The mixed weather drove sales of both knitwear and swimwear as customers began to think about their summer holidays.

Home sales were down 3.2% but our Living Room campaign which launched at the weekend had a strong start. We also saw strong sales of our new furniture collections including our recent collaboration with Swoon.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 3.8% due to annualising strong promotions in the run up to an earlier Easter last year.'

Simon Coble, Partner and Trading Director John Lewis & Partners