Weekly sales figures

 

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Partnership

Partnership weekly sales graph

Week 18

2018-19 £297.05m
2017-18 £309.51m
2016-17 £299.68m


Percentage increase

Week 18 vs 2017-18 -4.0
18 weeks vs 2017-18
-0.5
Week 18 vs 2016-17
-0.9
18 weeks vs 2016-17 1.1

 


Waitrose & Partners

Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Percentage increase

Week 18 vs 2017-18 -1.9
18 weeks vs 2017-18
-0.5
Week 18 vs 2016-17
1.2
18 weeks vs 2016-17 1.1


Total sales excluding fuel were down 1.8%, comparing against a week last year which saw more widespread promotional activity than this.   

As December arrived, advent calendars increased in sales by 22%, Christmas biscuits were up 19% and Christmas bakery sales climbed by 16%. The 10 Fine Wines at £10 promotion - offering considerable discounts on selected premium bottles of wine - also performed very strongly. 

With Christmas edging ever closer, Waitrose chilled seasonal food will start appearing in shops this week. 

Wim van Aalst,
Partner & Supply Chain Director, Waitrose & Partners 

Category Summary Week 18
Up to week 18
Ambient -3.8 -1.7
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 0.5 1.2
Home & General Merchandise -5.9 -4.3

 


John Lewis & Partners

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

Percentage increase

Week 18 vs 2017-18 -5.9
18 weeks vs 2017-18
-0.6
Week 18 vs 2016-17
-2.7
18 weeks vs 2016-17 1.1


Total sales for the week were down 5.9% on the same period last year following a strong Black Friday week.

Fashion sales were down 1.8%, with cold weather categories affected by the mild weather. Beauty, Wellbeing & Leisure sales were up 1.5%. Some of our Own Brand Womenswear performed particularly well driven by customers shopping partywear, with sales of And/Or up 144% and sales of Kin up 48%.

Home sales were down 8.8%. Sales of Christmas decorations were up 9.2% as customers enjoyed preparing their homes for Christmas and it was one of the biggest weeks ever for Christmas tree sales.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 7.7% but Personal Care sales were up 38% driven by demand for the Dyson Airwrap. Electrical Accessories were also up 32%.

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

Buying offices Week 18 up to week 18
Fashion -1.8 2.8
Electricals & Home Technology -7.7 -0.1
Home -8.8 -5.4