Weekly sales figures to 13 July 2019

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Partnership trading results for last week (to 13 July) published on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

 

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 24
2019-20 £216.76m
2018-19 £215.21m
2017-18 £215.51m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 24 vs 2018-19 0.7 
24 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.8
Week 24 vs 2017-18 0.4
24 weeks vs 2017-18 0.6

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 24 vs 2018-19 0.4
24 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.5
Week 24 vs 2017-18 4.3
24 weeks vs 2017-18 1.2
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 24 Up to
week 24
Ambient  1.3  -4.7
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
 -0.5  -3.9
Home & general
merchandise
 0.5  -0.4

'Total sales excluding fuel were up 0.5% compared to the same week last year.

Our range of Scrumptious Summer products are proving popular with customers, with classic British flavours and products such as meringues being a firm favourite.
 
Mediterranean inspired food also continued to do well with fish being a star performer over the last week, with shellfish up 24%. 

Wines also had a strong week, up 5%, as the 25% off 6 bottles offer started on Wednesday and continues through into this week capitalising on the great sporting moments over the weekend. '

Martin George, Partner and Customer Director, Waitrose & Partners

 

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 24 vs 2018-19 1.3
24 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.5
Week 24 vs 2017-18 -5.0
24 weeks vs 2017-18 -1.0
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 24  Up to
week 24
Fashion 7.2 2.9
Electricals
& Home Technology
-2.3 -4.3
Home

-0.7 -3.5

'Total sales for the week were up 1.3% as customers continued to shop summer Clearance offers. It was a particularly good week in our shops despite being up against a busy weekend of sport. 

Fashion sales were up 7.2%, with Own-Brand Fashion performing particularly well with sales up 6.6%.

Home sales were down 0.7%, although Textiles and Home Accessories had a strong week with sales up 8.1%. We also saw strong sales in Gift Food, up 8.7%, and our own brand Find, Keep, Give collection continues to drive sales in Gifts, up 10.8%.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 2.3%, with cooler weather compared to the same week last year impacting sales of warm weather products such as Refrigeration and Fans. Android & Smart Home had a strong week with sales up 19%.'

Maggie Porteous, Partner & Director, Shop Trade, John Lewis & Partners