Weekly sales figures 25 May 2019

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Partnership trading results for last week (to 25 May) published on Wednesday 29 May 2019.

 

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 17
2019-20 £205.68m
2018-19 £214.46m
2017-18 £211.14m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 17 vs 2018-19 -4.1
17 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.9
Week 17 vs 2017-18 -2.6
17 weeks vs 2017-18 0.3

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 17 vs 2018-19 -3.2
17 weeks vs 2018-19 0.3
Week 17 vs 2017-18 -2.7
17 weeks vs 2017-18 1.4
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 17 Up to
week 17
Ambient -3.0 -0.1
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
-1.9 0.7
Home & general
merchandise
-11.0 -5.1

'Total sales excluding fuel were down 3.1 per cent compared to the same week last year, when sales were boosted due to the warmer weather. 

On the back of the Chelsea Flower Show, customers were keen to be in the garden with outdoor plants up by 21 per cent and sales of English and Welsh wine were on the rise as we look forward to English wine week.

With the slightly cooler weather tea and soups were both up 14 per cent and 5 per cent respectively. World foods such as curry kits and pasta sauces also had a good week, up 11 per cent, as customers opted for classic comfort foods.'

Our Scrumptious Summer range kicks off in store this week, with over 200 products focusing on of the very best seasonal food for the summer season and taking inspiration from nostalgic ingredients and classic British flavours.'

Ross Avery, Finance Director, Waitrose & Partners 

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 17 vs 2018-19 -5.6
17 weeks vs 2018-19 -2.8
Week 17 vs 2017-18 -2.4
17 weeks vs 2017-18 -1.6
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 17 Up to
week 17
Fashion -4.3 1.4
Electricals
& Home Technology
-5.1 -5.3
Home

-7.1 -5.1

'Total sales for the week were down 5.6% as we annualised price matching heavy competitor activity in the same week last year.

Fashion sales were down 4.3% as we annualised price matching activity, although Beauty had a strong week with sales up 7.3%. The cooler weather compared to last year also particularly affected sales of Warm Weather items, which were down 18.0%

Home sales were down 7.1%. The weather also particularly affected sales in Outdoor Living compared to last year. Upholstery sales were up 18.7% as we continue our marketing focus on the Living Room.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 5.1%. Sales of Large Electricals were up 4.7% and we had strong sales of the OnePlus 7 Pro following last week’s exclusive launch.'

Jon Williams, Director, Merchandising Operations, John Lewis & Partners