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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 16 June) published on Tuesday 19 June 2018


Partnership weekly sales graph


Week 20

2018-19 £218.99m
2017-18 £214.65m
2016-17 £207.67m


Percentage increase

Week 20 vs 2017-18 2.0
20 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 20 vs 2016-17
20 weeks vs 2016-17 2.9



Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Percentage increase

Week 20 vs 2017-18 -0.1
20 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 20 vs 2016-17
20 weeks vs 2016-17 3.3


Divisional sales excluding fuel were down 0.1% compared to the same week last year when the UK enjoyed warmer weather.  

Father's Day led to a strong week of sales for spirits, including cognac. Men's toiletries had the best week of sales excluding Christmas, a glowing highlight was men's skincare as shoppers treated their Dads to a spot of pampering. 

Vegan and vegetarian food increased in sales, with ready meals proving particularly popular. Waitrose recently added 50 new vegan and vegetarian products to its' expanding meat free range offering customers greater choice.

Martin George
Customer Director, Waitrose 


Category Summary Week 20
Up to week 20
Ambient 1.5 2.6
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy -0.4 -0.2
Home & General Merchandise -3.4 0.7


John Lewis

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

Percentage increase

Week 20 vs 2017-18 5.7
20 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 20 vs 2016-17
20 weeks vs 2016-17 2.4


Total sales for the week were up 5.7% on the same week last year. Sales benefited from customers buying Father’s Day gifts and enjoying offers as we price matched a competitor’s promotion.

Fashion had a very strong week with sales up 10.9%. Womenswear performed well with a sales growth of 11% and within this sales of own brand were up 11.2%. Women’s accessories also had a strong week with sales up 15.4% and Jewellery up 20%.  

Due to Father's Day, Menswear had a good week delivering a sales growth of 19.7%, with Men’s socks among the most popular gifts, up 34%.  

Home sales were down 0.4%, however Father's Day gifts were also in demand within Gifts, Cook and Dine, which delivered overall growth of 3.6%. Outdoor living also continued to perform well with sales up 3.8%.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were up 6.2% on the same period last year. We saw strong sales of gaming products and TVs continued to do well as customers prepared to watch the beginning of the World Cup.

Christine Kasoulis
Buying Director, Fashion, John Lewis 

Buying offices Week 20 up to week 20
Fashion 10.9 1.5
Electricals & Home Technology 6.2 5.9
Home -0.4 -2.6