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Week 25

2018-19 £205.33m
2017-18 £201.35m
2016-17 £197.83m

Percentage increase

Week 25 vs 2017-18 2.0
25 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 25 vs 2016-17
25 weeks vs 2016-17 1.6

Waitrose & Partners

Percentage increase

Week 25 vs 2017-18 2.8
25 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 25 vs 2016-17
25 weeks vs 2016-17 1.5

Total sales excluding fuel were 2.9% higher than last year.   

Increased demand for healthy food continued, including our new stir fry bags which are proving popular. Vegan and vegetarian food sales remain strong as many customers switch to meat-free alternatives and our dairy category had a strong week, boosted by sales of kefir. As the winter weather sets in, customers are also stocking up on health and beauty products.

We’re exclusively selling British Dorset lamb which is the first new season lamb available in 2019. The lambs are bred and reared in England’s West Country and are looked after by a group of around 30 specialist sheep farmers, who farm to the highest standards of animal husbandry and welfare. The lamb has a juicy, melt-in-the-mouth texture with a wonderfully rich flavour.

Rupert Thomas,
Partner & Commercial Director, Waitrose & Partners 

Category Summary Week 25
Up to week 25
Ambient 2.0 -1.3
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 4.0 1.5
Home & General Merchandise 0.9 -3.8


John Lewis & Partners

Percentage increase

Week 25 vs 2017-18 0.7
25 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 25 vs 2016-17
25 weeks vs 2016-17 1.8

Total sales for the week were up 0.7% on the same week last year.

Fashion sales were up 7.2%. Premium Womens Accessories had a particularly strong week with sales up 97%. Cold weather products also performed well with sales up 10%.

Home sales were down 3.1%. Bath Shop had a good week with sales up 4.6% and Tabletop continued to perform well with sales up 5.7%. Gifts, Cook and Dine had another good week with sales up 4.9%.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 1.0%. Tablet and Computing sales were up 5.2%, with strong demand for Apple products.

Simon Coble,
Partner & Director, Trade, John Lewis & Partners

Buying offices Week 25 Up to week 25
Fashion 7.2 4.1
Electricals & Home Technology -1.0 0.5
Home -3.1 -4.1