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Week 26

2018-19 £198.58m
2017-18 £198.39m
2016-17 £194.45m

Percentage increase

Week 26 vs 2017-18 0.1
26 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 26 vs 2016-17
26 weeks vs 2016-17 1.6

Waitrose & Partners

Percentage increase

Week 26 vs 2017-18 2.3
26 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 26 vs 2016-17
26 weeks vs 2016-17 1.5

Total sales excluding fuel were 2.4% higher than last year. 

Fresh categories continued to see strong demand, with sales of fresh fruit and vegetables up this week, along with fresh meat, fish and seafood, which have also proved popular. Fresh convenience is another category that has continued to see significant increase in demand this week, including sushi and Food To Go products. Sales of free from products have also risen. 

This week saw the launch of Waitrose & Partners' new £1m grant fund to tackle UK plastic pollution. Plan Plastic - The Million Pound Challenge is run in collaboration with environmental charity Hubbub and will support selected projects designed to reduce the amount of unnecessary plastic used, and plastic waste.

Jo Walmsley,
Partner & Personnel Director, Waitrose & Partners 

Category Summary Week 26
Up to week 26
Ambient 1.4 -1.2
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 3.9 1.6
Home & General Merchandise -8.3 -4.0


John Lewis & Partners

Percentage increase

Week 26 vs 2017-18 -3.5
26 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 26 vs 2016-17
26 weeks vs 2016-17 1.8

Total sales for the week were down 3.5%  on the same week last year as we annualised strong Clearance sales. We saw customers beginning to buy new season products and products to keep warm in the cold weather.

Fashion sales were up 5.0% driven by demand for our own brand fashion. For example; sales of our own brand womenswear brand Modern Rarity were up 52%. Womenswear Accessories had a particularly strong week with sales up 14.1% on last year.  

Home sales were down 7.2%. Estimator appointments for windows and flooring were up 9% and 6% respectively as customers made plans to update their homes.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 7.6% due to annualising strong sales from the end of Clearance last year.

Johnathan Marsh,
Partner & Buying Director, Home, John Lewis & Partners

Buying offices Week 26 Up to week 26
Fashion 5.0 4.1
Electricals & Home Technology -7.6 0.3
Home -7.2 -4.2