Weekly sales figures to 10 August 2019

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Partnership trading results for last week (to 10 August) published on Tuesday 13 August 2019.

 

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 28
2019-20 £198.07m
2018-19 £199.93m
2017-18 £198.97m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 28 vs 2018-19 -0.9
28 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.9
Week 28 vs 2017-18 -0.5
28 weeks vs 2017-18 0.4

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 28 vs 2018-19 -1.7
28 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.7
Week 28 vs 2017-18 0.1
28 weeks vs 2017-18 1.3
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 28 Up to
week 28
Ambient  -1.4  -0.8
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
 -1.6  -0.1
Home & general
merchandise
 -4.0  -5.0

'Total sales excluding fuel were down 1.7 per cent compared to the same week last year.

In a week of changeable weather, sales of comfort foods such as Indian and Chinese ready meals proved popular with some customers while the Scrumptious Summer range continues to perform well.

Wines also had a strong week, with fizz and rosé up 9 and 16 per cent respectively with the biggest growth coming from low and non alcoholic wines which were up 51 per cent.'

Wim van Aalst, Partner and Supply Chain Director, Waitrose & Partners

 

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 28 vs 2018-19 0.4
28 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.3
Week 28 vs 2017-18 -1.3
28 weeks vs 2017-18 -1.1
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 28  Up to
week 28
Fashion -1.2 2.2
Electricals
& Home Technology
4.7 -1.1
Home -2.7 3.6

'Total sales were up 0.4% on the same week last year, with customers focusing on back to school products and technology.

Fashion sales were down 1.2%. However Menswear performed well, up 7.1% and sales of Women's Accessories were also up 3.1%.

Home sales were down 2.7% but Textiles and Home Accessories were up 2.5% on the same week last year.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were up 4.7%, driven by strong sales of hair care products, with Personal Care up overall 74%. It was also a good week for sales of televisions, up 21%, and Large Electrical products, up 12.4%.'   

Simon Coble, Partner & Trading Director, John Lewis & Partners