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Week 24

2018-19 £212.53m
2017-18 £207.43m
2016-17 £211.60m

Percentage increase

Week 24 vs 2017-18 2.5
24 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 24 vs 2016-17
24 weeks vs 2016-17 1.6

Waitrose & Partners

Percentage increase

Week 24 vs 2017-18 3.7
24 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 24 vs 2016-17
24 weeks vs 2016-17 1.4

Total sales excluding fuel were 3.8% higher than last year. 

Our fresh categories in particular saw strong demand for the week, as many customers stocked up on fresh and healthy food including our new stir fry bags, and our poultry and seafood ranges. Our vegan and vegetarian ranges had their biggest week of sales outside of Christmas. Many were looking for fresh convenience, with increased demand for packs of sushi and Good to Go salads.

The week saw us meet our target to remove black plastic packaging from all our own-label fresh meat, poultry, fruit and vegetable products. The work - including hundreds of products - means we're more than half way to achieving the total removal of black plastic from all own-label packaging by the end of this year. The material is hard to recycle as the pigments mean it's not easily picked up by recycling sorting systems.

Martin George,
Partner & Customer Director, Waitrose & Partners 

Category Summary Week 24
Up to week 24
Ambient 3.0 -1.4
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 4.5 1.4
Home & General Merchandise 3.6 -4.0


John Lewis & Partners

Percentage increase

Week 24 vs 2017-18 0.7
24 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 24 vs 2016-17
24 weeks vs 2016-17 1.8

Total sales for the week were up 0.7% on last year driven by customers continuing to shop Clearance offers and beginning to shop Spring/Summer ranges.

Fashion sales were up 4.9%. Womenswear Accessories had a particularly strong week with sales up 19.2%. Childrenswear, Nursery and Haberdashery also performed well with sales up 7.3%.

Overall Home sales were down 0.5%. Gifts, Cook and Dine had a strong week with sales up 8.2% on last year driven by Clearance and Special Buy products. Furniture and Flooring sales were up 2.5% on last year.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 1.2%.  Communications Technology sales were up 7.1% primarily due to strong demand for Apple products.

Maggie Porteous,
Partner & Director, Shop Trade, John Lewis & Partners

Buying offices Week 24 Up to week 24
Fashion 4.9 4.0
Electricals & Home Technology -1.2 0.6
Home -0.5 -4.2