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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 20 October) published on Tuesday 23 October 2018

Partnership

Partnership weekly sales graph

Week 12

2018-19 £211.81m
2017-18 £213.65m
2016-17 £214.76m


Percentage increase

Week 12 vs 2017-18 -0.9
12 weeks vs 2017-18
-0.4
Week 12 vs 2016-17
-1.4
12 weeks vs 2016-17 1.5

 


Waitrose & Partners

Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Percentage increase

Week 12 vs 2017-18 -0.6
12 weeks vs 2017-18
-0.5
Week 12 vs 2016-17
1.9
12 weeks vs 2016-17 1.3

 

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.5% compared to the same week last year.  

Customers are busy planning for forthcoming seasonal celebrations with Halloween and Christmas grocery sales both up 5% last week, while sales through our food ordering service, Waitrose Entertaining, increased by more than 13%.

Christmas advent calendar sales are up 12%, stollen sales are up 27%, festive fruit and nut selection sales are up 28%, dates are up 23% and mince pies are up 18%, driven by Waitrose 1 All Butter Mince Pies, which are both up 74%.

Elsewhere, rosé and liqueur sales were both up by 12%, gin sales remain strong, up almost 10%, and speciality beers were up by 33%.

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

Category Summary Week 12
Up to week 12
Ambient -1.0 -1.8
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 0.4 1.1
Home & General Merchandise -4.3 -3.4

 


John Lewis & Partners

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

Percentage increase

Week 12 vs 2017-18 -1.2
12 weeks vs 2017-18
-0.3
Week 12 vs 2016-17
-5.9
12 weeks vs 2016-17 1.8

 

Total sales for the week were down 1.2% on the same week last year.

Fashion sales were up 3.3%. Own brand fashion sales rose by 5.6% due to the popularity of new ranges. Sales were also boosted by us price matching a competitor promotion through our Never Knowingly Undersold policy.

Overall Home sales were down 4.9%. However, sales of fitted furniture were up 38% and fitted flooring sales were up 8%. We also saw strong sales of lighting and pictures, and sales of Halloween products were up 6%.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 1.8%. Demand for new products helped drive Audio sales up 7% and sales of Small Electricals up 11%.

Jon Williams,
Partner & Director, Merchandising Operations, John Lewis & Partners

Buying offices Week 12 up to week 12
Fashion 3.3 2.3
Electricals & Home Technology -1.8 1.1
Home -4.9 -4.5