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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 27 October) published on Tuesday 30 October 2018

Partnership

Partnership weekly sales graph

Week 13

2018-19 £226.90m
2017-18 £226.71m
2016-17 £228.26m


Percentage increase

Week 13 vs 2017-18 0.1
13 weeks vs 2017-18
-0.4
Week 13 vs 2016-17
-0.6
13 weeks vs 2016-17 1.3

 


Waitrose & Partners

Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Percentage increase

Week 13 vs 2017-18 -0.1
13 weeks vs 2017-18
-0.5
Week 13 vs 2016-17
1.9
13 weeks vs 2016-17 1.4


Total sales excluding fuel were flat compared to the same week last year. 

Halloween celebrations were well underway as shoppers looked to decorate their homes, with sales of Halloween flowers up by 44%.

Customers have also been tucking into Christmas treats early. Sales of mince pies were up 38% and stollen up 22%, and advent calendars had another strong week with sales up 40%. 

Ben Stimson 
Partner & Retail Director, Waitrose & Partners 

Category Summary Week 13
Up to week 13
Ambient -0.6 -1.7
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 1.3 1.1
Home & General Merchandise -5.3 -3.6

 


John Lewis & Partners

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

Percentage increase

Week 13 vs 2017-18 0.3
13 weeks vs 2017-18
-0.2
Week 13 vs 2016-17
-3.7
13 weeks vs 2016-17 1.3


Total sales for the week were up 0.3%. 

Fashion had a good week, with sales up 5.6%. The lower temperatures drove sales of cold weather clothing up 12%, with cashmere and knitwear standing out at up 33% and up 42% respectively. Womenswear had a strong week, up 13.4%, with own-brand products performing particularly well and elsewhere, beauty, wellbeing and leisure saw sales rise by 8.6%.

Home was down 5.8% although filled bedding saw an uplift of 5% driven by the cooler weather. Decorative bedding also had a good week and cushions were up 25%. With less than two months to go until Christmas, Gift Food saw sales rise by 14% and Christmas trees were up 18%. 

EHT was up 0.5%. Connected Home had a particularly strong week, with sales of smart home products up 53%. Gaming also had a very good week and Mobile performed well driven by new launches. 

Simon Russell
Partner & Director, Operations Development, John Lewis & Partners

Buying offices Week 13 up to week 13
Fashion 5.6 2.6
Electricals & Home Technology 0.5 1.0
Home -5.8 -4.7