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Week 22

2018-19 £279.67m
2017-18 £251.63m
2016-17 £248.23m

Percentage increase

Week 22 vs 2017-18 11.1
22 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 22 vs 2016-17
22 weeks vs 2016-17 1.2

View the sales figures for week ending 22 December.

Waitrose & Partners

Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Percentage increase

Week 22 vs 2017-18 19.2
22 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 22 vs 2016-17
22 weeks vs 2016-17 0.7

This update includes commentary on the sales figures for week ending 22 December.

As always at this time of year, our sales figures are heavily distorted by the fall of Christmas and new year.

Divisional sales for the week concluding December 29th were up by 19.2% while sales for the week ending December 22nd were down 11.7% compared with the equivalent weeks last year. Both these weekly performances were in line with expectations.

A more meaningful picture of our full figures for the six weeks ending December 29th will be given when we report our Christmas trading figures on January 10th.

Thank you to Partners across the business who, as always, pulled out all the stops to ensure that our customers had the best possible shopping experience, which included improved product availability and partner availability which were both up significantly on last year.

Mark Gifford,
Partner & Director, Shop Trading, Waitrose & Partners 

Category Summary Week 22
Up to week 22
Ambient 16.7 -2.0
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 22.2 1.0
Home & General Merchandise 14.5 -4.6


John Lewis & Partners

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

Percentage increase

Week 22 vs 2017-18 4.5
22 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 22 vs 2016-17
22 weeks vs 2016-17 1.8

Total sales for the week were up 4.5% on last year, with very strong sales on Christmas Eve and a confident start to Clearance sales both online and in shops.

Fashion sales were up 10.7% on last year, with strong sales in women’s cashmere, up 10%, and women’s accessories, up 21.5%. Beauty Wellbeing and Leisure also performed well, up 25.3%.

Home sales were down 2.3% on last year however Gift Cook and Dine had a great week, up 25%, as shoppers bought last minute Christmas gifts. Gift food was also up 103%.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were up 3.1% as customers enjoyed the start of Clearance, with Apple performing particularly well and communication technology products also up.

Barry Matheson,
Partner & Head of Shop Trade Scotland & North, John Lewis & Partners

Buying offices Week 22 Up to week 22
Fashion 10.7 3.5
Electricals & Home Technology 3.1 -0.1
Home -2.3 -4.6