Weekly sales figures to 07 September 2019

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Partnership trading results for last week (to 07 September) published on Tuesday 10 September 2019.

 

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 32
2019-20 £210.20m
2018-19 £216.41m
2017-18 £219.50m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 32 vs 2018-19 -2.9
32 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.1
Week 32 vs 2017-18 -4.2
32 weeks vs 2017-18 -0.1

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 32 vs 2018-19 -1.1
32 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.7
Week 32 vs 2017-18 -4.2
32 weeks vs 2017-18 0.8
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 32 Up to
week 32
Ambient  -0.8  -0.7
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
 0.1  -0.1
Home & general
merchandise
 -2.2  -4.8

'Total sales excluding fuel were down 1% compared to the same week last year.

As the summer holiday period ended, many customers started their September with a health kick, with sales of "free from" products up by 82% and fresh fruit up by 10%. Pre-packed fish and sushi also enjoyed an increase, rising by 14% and 10% respectively.

Last Friday, Waitrose & Partners extended its Unpacked test to Cheltenham, which now has a dedicated refillable zone, including dispensers for dried products, frozen pick and mix, coffee, wine, beer, detergent and washing up liquid. Cheltenham is the second shop to feature Unpacked, following its launch in Botley Road, Oxford, in June.'

Ross Avery, Partner & Finance Director, Waitrose & Partners

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 32 vs 2018-19 -5.5
32 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.8
Week 32 vs 2017-18 -4.4
32 weeks vs 2017-18 -1.5
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 32 Up to
week 32
Fashion -4.9 1.8
Electricals
& Home Technology
-3.5 -3.5
Home
 
-9.1 -4.3

Total sales were down 5.5% on the same week last year. 

Fashion sales were down 4.9%, due to the annualising of the launch of John Lewis & Partners Womenswear collection. Beauty, Wellbeing and Leisure was up 3%, as we price matched a competitor event.

Home sales were down 9.1%. However, our own brand House range had its biggest week this year as students prepared for university and Off to Uni sales were up 26% week on week. 

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 3.5%, however sales of Large Electricals were up 1.5% as customers continued to shop for Cooking products.  

Berangere Michel, Partner & Operations Director, John Lewis & Partners