Weekly sales figures to 18 May 2019

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Partnership trading results for last week (to 18 May) published on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

 

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 16
2019-20 £201.42m
2018-19 £203.15m
2017-18 £203.16m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 16 vs 2018-19 -0.9
16 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.7
Week 16 vs 2017-18 -0.9
16 weeks vs 2017-18 0.5

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 16 vs 2018-19 -2.2
16 weeks vs 2018-19 0.5
Week 16 vs 2017-18 1.5
16 weeks vs 2017-18 1.7
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 16 Up to
week 16
Ambient -1.8 0.1
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
-2.0 0.8
Home & general
merchandise
-6.5 -4.8

'Total sales excluding fuel were down 2.1 per cent for the week. Sales were distorted as a result of last year's royal wedding and good weather which fell in the same week last year. 

The cooler weather saw shoppers opt for warming comfort food and drink, with sales of canned soup, rotisserie chickens, vegetables and tea all rising. 

Last week we announced plans to treble the size of our successful online grocery operation to a £1bn business over the next three years. As part of this, we will be working in partnership with Today Development Partners (TDP) to develop three state-of-the-art automated Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs).'  

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

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 16 vs 2018-19 1.7
16 weeks vs 2018-19 -2.6
Week 16 vs 2017-18 -4.7
16 weeks vs 2017-18 -1.5
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 16 Up to
week 16
Fashion 5.8 1.8
Electricals
& Home Technology
-2.2 -5.3
Home

-0.3 -4.9

'Total sales for the week were up 1.7% with strong performance in shops over the weekend as we annualised the impact of the Royal Wedding weekend last year.

Fashion sales were up 5.8% with Beauty sales up 9.5% due to competitor price matching. Warm weather products however were down 9% due to the cooler temperatures compared to the same week last year.  

Home sales were down 0.3% with premium bedding up 22% driven by customers investing in new sheets and pillowcases to upgrade their bedrooms. Gift food, stationery and gifts were down as last year saw an uplift around the Royal Wedding.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 2.2%.  On Friday we hosted a world exclusive OnePlus 7 Pro launch on the roof of John Lewis & Partners Oxford Street which provided customers with an exclusive look and feel of the new model and the option to purchase the device at the event.'

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