Weekly sales figures to 24 August 2019

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Partnership trading results for last week (to 24 August) published on Wednesday 28 August 2019.

 

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 30
2019-20 £206.96m
2018-19 £210.99m
2017-18 £212.31m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 30 vs 2018-19 -1.9
30 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.0
Week 30 vs 2017-18 -2.5
30 weeks vs 2017-18 0.1

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 30 vs 2018-19 0.5
30 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.7
Week 30 vs 2017-18 -1.6
30 weeks vs 2017-18 0.8
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 30 Up to
week 30
Ambient  1.0  -0.8
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
 0.8  -0.1
Home & general
merchandise
 -3.7  -5.0

'Total sales excluding fuel were 0.6% higher than the same week last year. The warm bank holiday weekend led to strong sales of drinks, with top performing ranges including rose wines and beers. 
We also saw an increase in other sunshine-related food and drink - including ice creams, soft fruits and barbecue meats. In particular, we've noted a trend for barbecuing seafood, with sales of seabass and seabream higher for the weekend, and with big increases in searches on Waitrose.com up for sardines, fish kebabs and squid.  
Our gardening ranges also saw a boost at the weekend as many chose to spend time outside.'

Jo Walmsley, Partner & Personnel Director, Waitrose & Partners

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 30 vs 2018-19 -5.5
30 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.5
Week 30 vs 2017-18 -3.9
30 weeks vs 2017-18 -1.1
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 30 Up to
week 30
Fashion -4.4 2.4
Electricals
& Home Technology
-5.3 -3.6
Home
 
-7.0 -3.8

'Total sales for the week were down 5.5% on the same week last year.

Fashion sales were down 4.4%.  However, sales of sunglasses were up 42% and swimwear was up 27% as customers prepared for the record-breaking temperatures over the bank holiday weekend.  

Home sales were down 7.0% but hydration sales were up 20%, driven by sales of reusable water bottles.  

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 5.3% however, Environmental Care sales were up 132% as the hot weather saw strong demand for fans and air conditioning units.'   

Sienne Veit, Partner & Digital Director, John Lewis & Partners