Weekly sales figures archive

21 July 2018


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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 21 July) published on Tuesday 24 July 2018


Partnership weekly sales graph


Week 25

2018-19 £213.66m
2017-18 £209.30m
2016-17 £204.13m


Percentage increase

Week 25 vs 2017-18 2.1
25 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 25 vs 2016-17
25 weeks vs 2016-17 3.2



Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Percentage increase

Week 25 vs 2017-18 2.9
25 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 25 vs 2016-17
25 weeks vs 2016-17 3.9

Total sales excluding fuel were up 3% on last year as the sunshine and warmer temperatures continued to influence what customers bought.

Barbecue meat sales were up by 40% with speciality poultry sales seeing a 20% uplift.   

Alfresco dining was on the menu as prepared salad sales leapt by 13%, salad dressings and dips were both up 20%, olive sales were up 14% and quiche sales were up by 11%, while ice cream sales climbed by 37% and ice cube sales jumped by 130%. Our vegetarian and vegan ranges performed strongly as well, with sales up 73%. 

Wine, beers and spirits sales had another good week, too. Rosé sales, supported by strong promotional activity, had a record week, up 58%. Beer sales were up 18%, cider sales were up by 22% and spirit sales increased by 13%. Mixers were also up by 44%.

Mike Sackman
IT Director, Waitrose

Category Summary Week 25
Up to week 25
Ambient 2.8 3.0
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 3.8 0.5
Home & General Merchandise -1.3 0.4


John Lewis

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

Percentage increase

Week 25 vs 2017-18 0.7
25 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 25 vs 2016-17
25 weeks vs 2016-17 2.1

Total sales for the week were up 0.7%.

Fashion sales were up 4.5% and womenswear in particular had a good week with sales up 7.4% on last year.  This was driven by success in our own brand ranges, up 12% overall, with a standout performance from Kin, up 49%.

EHT sales were up 4.9%, with small electricals having another good week, led by strong sales in fans and air purifiers as the hot weather continues. Mobile phones, photo and wearable tech products also performed well.

Home sales were down 6.3%. However hydration products were up 30% and summer party products were up 13%.   

Craig Inglis
Customer Director, John Lewis

Buying offices Week 25 up to week 25
Fashion 4.5 1.2
Electricals & Home Technology 4.9 4.3
Home -6.3 -4.0