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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 29 September) published on Tuesday 2 October 2018


Partnership weekly sales graph


Week 9

2018-19 £215.06m
2017-18 £216.42m
2016-17 £214.96m


Percentage increase

Week 9 vs 2017-18 -0.6
9 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 9 vs 2016-17
9 weeks vs 2016-17 2.3


Waitrose & Partners

Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Percentage increase

Week 9 vs 2017-18 -2.2
9 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 9 vs 2016-17
9 weeks vs 2016-17 1.1


Sales for the week excluding fuel were -2.1% compared to the same week last year. Sunny but cold weather for much of the country drove sales of autumnal food. Slow cooked meat joints saw a boost - particularly beef and lamb - as did our range of stocks and gravies, which were up by 11% on this time last year.  

House plant sales were up by 50% as shoppers looked to bring some some colour into the home.

This month our shops are celebrating 10 years of our Community Matters (green token) scheme, through which we've donated more than £30m to around 100,000 charities around the country.  To celebrate, some of our shops are inviting in some of the charities the shop has supported over the years, to showcase and celebrate the great work that charities are doing in the communities around our shops.

Rupert Thomas,
Partner & Commercial Director, Waitrose & Partners

Category Summary Week 9
Up to week 9
Ambient -4.5 -2.1
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 0.0 1.2
Home & General Merchandise -4.5 -3.6



John Lewis & Partners

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

Percentage increase

Week 9 vs 2017-18 1.8
9 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 9 vs 2016-17
9 weeks vs 2016-17 4.2


Total sales for the week were up 1.8% compared to the same week last year.

Overall Fashion sales were up 5.6% on last year. Sales of our own brand Womenswear continue to be strong with sales up 9.6%, with particularly good performance in John Lewis & Partners Womenswear.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were up 4.1%. Strong sales performance on the new Apple devices continued. Gaming had a very good week driven by new product launches.

Home sales were down 5.4%, but sales of House continue to be good, up 8.0%, and our recently launched Find, Keep, Give gifting collection, is performing well.

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

Buying offices Week 9 up to week 9
Fashion 5.6 1.7
Electricals & Home Technology 4.1 2.1
Home -5.4 -4.1