Weekly sales figures to 27 July 2019

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Partnership trading results for last week (to 27 July) published on Tuesday 30 July 2019.

 

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 26
2019-20 £208.57m
2018-19 £210.31m
2017-18 £210.80m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 26 vs 2018-19 -0.8
26 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.8
Week 26 vs 2017-18 -1.1
26 weeks vs 2017-18 14.0

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 26 vs 2018-19 -1.1
26 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.5
Week 26 vs 2017-18 -0.2
26 weeks vs 2017-18 25.4
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 26 Up to
week 26
Ambient  -1.4  -0.7
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
 -0.8  0.0
Home & general
merchandise
 -3.2  -5.0

'Sales for the week excluding fuel were 1% lower than the same week in 2018, with the weather offering a week of extremes.

Warm weather food such as soft fruit and ice creams saw a boost for the week, as did our sparkling and rosé wine ranges. Searches on Waitrose.com also reflected the hot temperatures mid-week, with customers looking for lollies, barbecue kebabs, charcoal and salads.

This week we're launching two innovative new eco cleaning products. The GuppyFriend Washing Bag helps prevent microfibres being released into water during the wash cycle, and the ecoegg Laundry Egg washes clothes without the need for detergent. Both products respond to the demand for greener ways to clean in the home.'

 Jo Walmsley, Partner and Personnel Director, Waitrose & Partners

 

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 26 vs 2018-19 -0.3
26 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.3
Week 26 vs 2017-18 -2.5
26 weeks vs 2017-18 -1.0
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 26  Up to
week 26
Fashion 3.2 2.9
Electricals
& Home Technology
4.1 -3.9
Home

-8.5 -3.6

'Total sales for the week were down 0.3 % on the same week last year, with the hot weather impacting trade during the week.   

Fashion sales were up 3.2%, driven by demand for high summer womenswear items as customers refreshed their summer wardrobes.  We also saw families starting to get ready for the school term in September, with sales of school shoes up 4%.

Home sales were down 8.5% as the hot weather impacted customer demand for homeware products.  

Electrical and Home Technology sales were up 4.1%, as the high temperatures resulted in our biggest week of sales of Environmental Care products, including fans, air purifiers and air conditioning units, which were up 193%, compared to the same week last year.'  

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