Weekly sales figures to 14 September 2019

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Partnership trading results for last week (to 14 September) published on Tuesday 17 September 2019.

 

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 33
2019-20 £201.68m
2018-19 £207.91m
2017-18 £211.77m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 33 vs 2018-19 -3.0
33 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.2
Week 33 vs 2017-18 -4.8
33 weeks vs 2017-18 -0.2

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 33 vs 2018-19 -1.0
33 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.7
Week 33 vs 2017-18 -1.1
33 weeks vs 2017-18 0.7
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 33 Up to
week 33
Ambient  -0.3  -0.7
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
 -1.4  -0.2
Home & general
merchandise
 -2.8  -4.8

'Sales excluding fuel were 1% lower compared to the same period last year. 

With temperatures rising towards the weekend, sales of suncare products increased four-fold. Deli sales were up and soft fruit and stone fruit, including cherries, also performed well.  

The Indian summer led to a strong week of sales for beer, wines and ciders, with rose, tequila and boxed wine proving particularly popular in the sunshine.

Waitrose also released The Good Food Guide 2020 which revealed this year's very best places to dine in the UK. 1,200 eateries were listed in the trusted restaurant handbook, from big names to some of the UK's best-kept secrets.'

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

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 33 vs 2018-19 -6.1 
33 weeks vs 2018-19 -2.0
Week 33 vs 2017-18 -10.1
33 weeks vs 2017-18 -1.7
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 33 Up to
week 33
Fashion -7.6 1.6
Electricals
& Home Technology
-1.5 -3.5
Home
 
-10.7 -4.5

'Total sales were down 6.1% on the same week last year.

Fashion sales were down 7.6%, due to warm weather impacting sales of AW19 product. Beauty, Wellbeing and Leisure sales were down 2.4% but sales of Beauty improved over the weekend as we price matched a competitor event.  

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 1.5%, but Communications Technology sales were up 4.7% as customers shopped for laptops driven by off to university demand. 

Home sales were down 10.7% as we were annualising a competitor price match event. However, our own brand House range sales were up 10.6% as customers enjoyed shopping for new season products. '

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