Weekly sales figures to 16 November 2019

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Partnership trading results for last week (to 16 November) published on Tuesday 19 November 2019.

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 42
2019-20 £237.80m
2018-19 £238.14m
2017-18 £247.42m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 42 vs 2018-19 -0.1
42 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.9
Week 42 vs 2017-18 -3.9
42 weeks vs 2017-18 -0.4

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 42 vs 2018-19 2.5
42 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.7
Week 42 vs 2017-18 1.4
42 weeks vs 2017-18 0.3
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 42 Up to
week 42
Ambient 4.9 -0.5
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
-0.5 -0.2
Home & general
merchandise
-7.9 -5.2

'Total sales excluding fuel were up 2.6% compared to the same week last year.

This week we launched our joint Christmas Advert - Excitable Edgar with John Lewis with all Edgar merchandise performing really strongly, particularly the Edgar chocolates and cupcakes.

As Christmas kicks into full swing, entertaining orders are up 53% with Christmas cheese sales up 100%, seasonal meats up 57% and gammon up by 50%. Customers are getting prepared even earlier this year with turkey orders up 41% compared to the same week last year.

The 25% off 6 bottles of wine and fizz performed very strongly with sales up 8.5%. Bourbon also had a strong week with sales up 35% and malt whiskey also proving popular.'  

 Ross Avery, Finance Director, Waitrose & Partners

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 42 vs 2018-19 -3.4
42 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.3
Week 42 vs 2017-18 -10.0
42 weeks vs 2017-18 -1.6
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 42 Up to
week 42
Fashion 0.7 1.7
Electricals
& Home Technology
-14.4 -3.3
Home
 
3.4 -2.7

'Total sales were down 3.4% on the same week last year but following the launch of the John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners Christmas advert on Thursday, customers started shopping Excitable Edgar merchandise and we also saw positive sales of cold weather product across fashion and home.  

Fashion sales were up 0.7% as customers shopped cold weather products due to the recent drop in temperature. Womenswear outerwear was up 52%, women’s gloves were up 16% and cashmere sales were up 2%, compared with the same week last year. 

Home sales were up 3.4% and our recent Home promotion saw Flooring sales up 31% and Fitted Furniture up 70%.  Customers cosied up last week with high tog duvets and faux fur blankets in strong demand. Christmas product sales were up 22% and sales of Christmas trees were up 25%, as customers prepared for the festive season. 

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 14.4% as we annualised against new product launches.  Environmental Care sales, which includes heating products, was up 94% as customers found new ways to warm their homes.' 

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