Weekly sales figures to 6 April 2019

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Partnership trading results for last week (to 6 April) published on Tuesday 9 April 2019.

 

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 10
2019-20 £211.72m
2018-19 £197.23m
2017-18 £215.92m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 10 vs 2018-19 7.3
10 weeks vs 2018-19 -2.1
Week 10 vs 2017-18 -1.9
10 weeks vs 2017-18 0.7

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 10 vs 2018-19 17.3
10 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.5
Week 10 vs 2017-18 -1.6
10 weeks vs 2017-18 2.4
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 10 Up to
week 10
Ambient 16.6 -2.1
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
18.9 1.3
Home & general
merchandise
20.2 -4.9

'Total sales excluding fuel were up 17.4% compared to the same week last year, with comparisons distorted due to the fall of Easter last year. 

Our Easter egg ranges have been performing strongly with our Duchy Dark Chocolate Cocoa Pod winning BBC Good Food Best Dark Easter Egg. Heston products are also performing well with the Chocolate Tea Pot and Scotch Egg proving very popular with customers. 

Customers seem to be enjoying the outside with gardening sales up 22% and fizz season is getting underway with sales of Sparkling Wine and Champagne up 46% and 62% respectively.  

Both our meat and fish counters are performing well with sales on our meat counters up over 20% as shoppers look for a more personal touch with our team of dedicated specialists.'

 Ross Avery, Partner & Finance Director, Waitrose & Partners

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 10 vs 2018-19 -5.8
10 weeks vs 2018-19 -4.9
Week 10 vs 2017-18 -2.5
10 weeks vs 2017-18 -2.1
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 10 Up to
week 10
Fashion 4.3 1.9
Electricals
& Home Technology
-16.6 -9.3
Home

-3.9 -7.6

'Total sales for the week were down 5.8% as we continued to annualise strong sales due to the earlier fall of Easter last year, but sales rose at the weekend as customers took advantage of Easter promotions which launched at the end of the week.

Fashion sales were up 4.3%. Beauty, Wellbeing and Leisure sales were up 14.3% due to us price matching a competitor’s beauty promotion, and Women’s Accessories sales were up 5.7% as customers took advantage of Easter offers.

Home sales were down 3.9%. Gifts, Cook and Dine sales were up 1.2% driven by demand for Gifts and Gift Food. Sales of hampers were up 21% on last year.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 16.6% due to the annualisation of strong Easter promotions. We continued to see strong demand for new products and will be launching more Easter offers throughout this week.'

Laurence Mitchell, Partner and Buying Director, Electrical and Home Technology, John Lewis & Partners