Weekly sales figures to 5 October 2019

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Partnership trading results for last week (to 5 October) published on Tuesday 8 October 2019.

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 36
2019-20 £236.99m
2018-19 £218.58m
2017-18 £217.13m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 36 vs 2018-19 8.4
36 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.0
Week 36 vs 2017-18 9.1
36 weeks vs 2017-18 -0.1

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 36 vs 2018-19 -1.7 
36 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.8
Week 36 vs 2017-18 -0.7
36 weeks vs 2017-18 0.5
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 36 Up to
week 36
Ambient  -1.2  -0.7
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
 -1.6  -0.3
Home & general
merchandise
 -4.8  -4.8

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

As the temperature begins to drop customers are enjoying comforting food, with sales of Waitrose & Partners No.1 ready meals up 68%. 

October marks Vegetarian Awareness Month and customers are continuing to enjoy the Waitrose & Partners vegan and vegetarian range, as sales were up by 28%. 

Customers are preparing to decorate their homes for Halloween, with sales of pumpkins up by 8% on last year. This year sees the introduction of some lumpy and bumpy Goosebump Pumpkins. They join wickedly white Ghost Pumpkins, mini Munchkins, a variety of nobbly, bobbly and gnarly gourds and two sizes of carving pumpkins.'  

Jo Walmsley, Partner & Personnel Director, Waitrose & Partners

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 36 vs 2018-19 23.1 
36 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.3
Week 36 vs 2017-18 23.3
36 weeks vs 2017-18 -1.0
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 36 Up to
week 36
Fashion 8.8 1.2
Electricals
& Home Technology
4.6 -3.2
Home
 
68.4 -2.1

'Total sales were up 23.1% on the same week last year as customers shopped our Home promotional event and our first ever my John Lewis Beauty Weekend event across 35 shops.

Home sales were up 68.4% as customers enjoyed shopping the promotional Home event, making it the biggest week for online Home sales this year. Furniture and Flooring sales were up 71.3% and Textiles and Home Accessories sales were up 80.1%. Gifts, Cook and Dine sales were up 46.6% and the first full week of Christmas shop sales were up 14% on last year. 

Fashion sales were up 8.8%. Beauty, Wellbeing and Leisure sales were up 24.9% driven by a combination of the my John Lewis Beauty Weekend event and price matching a competitor’s Beauty promotions.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were up 4.6%. Electricals sales were up 7.1% and Communications Technology sales were up 1.3%. Following the last few weeks of wet weather, we also saw sales of laundry electrical products, such as dryers up 170%.'

Johnathan Marsh, Partner & Buying Director Home , John Lewis & Partners