Weekly sales figures to 23 February 2019

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Partnership trading results for last week (to 23 February) published on Tuesday 26 February 2019.

 

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 4
2019-20 £195.14m
2018-19 £204.36m
2017-18 £200.17m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 4 vs 2018-19 -4.5
4 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.1
Week 4 vs 2017-18 -2.5
4 weeks vs 2017-18 1.6

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 4 vs 2018-19 -4.3
4 weeks vs 2018-19 0.6
Week 4 vs 2017-18 -1.3
4 weeks vs 2017-18 4.7
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 4 Up to
week 4
Ambient -5.1 0.1
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
-3.5 1.5
Home & general
merchandise
-10.5 -4.7

'Total sales for the week were down (4.3%) compared to the equivalent week last year. Comparisons were affected by shoppers stocking up last year for the anticipated 'Beast from the East', and also impacted by the later fall of the half term holidays this year for many areas of the country.

The warmer weather led to sales of food such as olives, antipasti and 'food to go' salads and sushi. Our Beautifully Simple campaign of fresh and simple recipes is proving popular with customers, with many picking up the ingredients in our shops and online.

We're proud to last week be voted top for in-store shopping in the Which? supermarket survey, winning five-star ratings for store appearance, queuing time, Partner availability and our range of products. In addition our online shopping saw us pick up five stars for the quality of our own label products, fresh produce and the service of our drivers.'

Mike Sackman, Partner & IT Director, Waitrose & Partners

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 4 vs 2018-19 -4.8
4 weeks vs 2018-19 -3.9
Week 4 vs 2017-18 -4.5
4 weeks vs 2017-18 -3.7
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 4 Up to
week 4
Fashion 1.1 0.8
Electricals
& Home Technology
-6.9 -5.8
Home

-9.5 -6.8

'Total sales for the week were down 4.8% on the same week last year.

Fashion sales were up 1.1%. Menswear sales were up 3.1% with men’s branded casual clothing performing particularly well following the launch of our new collection of six independent menswear brands in 10 shops and online.
Warm weather products, including sunglasses, swimwear and shorts, were up 13% on last year.  

Home sales were down 9.5% due to discounting and half term offers at competitors.  Last week saw our highest February sales of outdoor furniture with sales up 33% due to the warm weather.  

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 6.9% but we saw positive sales of tablets and computers which were up 15.9% on last year.'

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