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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 2 June) published on Tuesday 5 June 2018


Partnership weekly sales graph


Week 18

2018-19 £214.51m
2017-18 £213.42m
2016-17 £210.25m


Percentage increase

Week 18 vs 2017-18 0.5
18 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 18 vs 2016-17
18 weeks vs 2016-17 2.7



Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Percentage increase

Week 18 vs 2017-18 0.8
18 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 18 vs 2016-17
18 weeks vs 2016-17 3.1

Divisional sales excluding fuel were up 0.8% compared to the same week last year.

It was another strong week for wine sales with rosé the star performer, up 42% on last year. Beer and cider also fared well, with sales up 4% and 11% respectively. Promotional activity saw gin sales shine in spirits and sales of mixers rose by 20%.

A mixed week of weather didn't deter customers from enjoying the sporadic spells of sunshine with sales of barbecue meat up 9%.

Last week, Waitrose announced two of its Italian ready meal ranges are being trialled in cutting-edge widely recyclable packaging. The supermarket's Macaroni Cheese and Spaghetti Bolognese lines are in an innovative fibre-based tray with a purpose made coating which replaces the normal black plastic.

Ben Stimson
Retail Director, Waitrose

Category Summary Week 18
Up to week 18
Ambient 2.4 2.7
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 0.2 -0.4
Home & General Merchandise 0.0 0.8


John Lewis

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

Percentage increase

Week 18 vs 2017-18 0.1
18 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 18 vs 2016-17
18 weeks vs 2016-17 1.9

Total sales for the week were up 0.1% on last year, with a particularly warm bank holiday having an impact on sales. 

EHT had a strong week, up 8.9%. Vision had a very good week of sales, with televisions and soundbars performing well ahead of the World Cup kicking off later this month. Tablets and computers also performed well, driven by compelling promotions, and it was a record week for smart watches.

Home sales were down 2.4%. However, Outdoor Living continues to perform well, with sales for the week up 8.7%. Our Summer and Poolside collections also both had strong weeks and promotional activity within Cookshop helped sales rise by 6.5%.

Fashion sales were down 4.5%, although own-brand womenswear had a good week with Kin by John Lewis a particular standout at +82%. It was also the biggest week ever in lingerie, driven by price matching activity through our Never Knowingly Undersold policy. 

Johnathan Marsh
Buying Director, Home and EHT, John Lewis

Buying offices Week 18 up to week 18
Fashion -4.5 0.9
Electricals & Home Technology 8.9 5.6
Home -2.4 -2.8