Weekly sales figures to 22 June 2019

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Partnership trading results for last week (to 22 June) published on Tuesday 25 June 2019.

 

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 21
2019-20 £221.667m
2018-19 £227.078m
2017-18 £228.395m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 21 vs 2018-19 -2.4 
21 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.9
Week 21 vs 2017-18 -2.9
21 weeks vs 2017-18 0.3

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 21 vs 2018-19 -2.4
21 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.2
Week 21 vs 2017-18 -1.8
21 weeks vs 2017-18 0.9
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 21 Up to
week 21
Ambient -2.7% -0.6%
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
-1.6% 0.4%
Home & general
merchandise
-6.8% -5.4%

'Sales excluding fuel were 2.2% lower compared to the same period last year, when there was much warmer weather. 

Customers made the most of the cooler weather with increased purchases of hot prepared ready meals, which performed strongly. Fish counters also continued to drive strong sales last week, with the steady rise attributed to popular Fish Friday offers. Sales of outdoor plants also increased.

This marked another significant week in Waitrose & Partners' efforts to reduce plastic waste. The supermarket announced that it would be replacing plastic containers with punnets made of wood pulp for its Duchy Organic strawberries and raspberries, which are fully home compostable. 

The news came on the same week as a new Which? consumer magazine report, which named Waitrose & Partners among the leading supermarkets for using recyclable plastic..'

Personnel Director, Jo Walmsley , Waitrose & Partners

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 21 vs 2018-19 -2.4
21 weeks vs 2018-19 -2.0
Week 21 vs 2017-18 -4.5
21 weeks vs 2017-18 0.7
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 21  Up to
week 21
Fashion -0.1% 2.2%
Electricals
& Home Technology
-4.4% -5.0%
Home

-3.9% -4.0%

  'Total sales for the week were down 2.4% on the same week last year. The first week of ‘Clearance’ started well but sales slowed at the weekend due to the warmer weather.

Fashion sales were down 0.1%. However, Womenswear sales were up 4.5% and Menswear sales were up 2.9% compared to the same period last year. We also saw strong demand for Nursery products which were up 5.8% as we price matched a competitor’s promotional activity.

Home sales were down 3.9%. Outdoor furniture was up 13% as customers enjoyed shopping for woven and wooden furniture for their gardens ahead of the expected heatwave this week. 'Clearance' also drove good sales of beds and bedding which were up 22% and 6% respectively.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 4.4%. Large Electrical sales were up 7%, driven by sales of DIY and Gardening products that were up 42%. Communications Technology was also up 2.8% on the same period last year.'

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