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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 30 June) published on Tuesday 3 July 2018


Partnership weekly sales graph


Week 22

2018-19 £230.05m
2017-18 £227.80m
2016-17 £219.07m


Percentage increase

Week 22 vs 2017-18 1.0
22 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 22 vs 2016-17
22 weeks vs 2016-17 3.0



Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Percentage increase

Week 22 vs 2017-18 7.8
22 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 22 vs 2016-17
22 weeks vs 2016-17 3.6


Divisional sales excluding fuel were up 7.8% compared to the same week last year.

The rising temperatures last week meant keeping cool was a priority for shoppers, as sales of ice increased by 125% and ice cream rose by 98%. Hot weather essentials proved popular, including dressed salads and soft fruit, sales of which were up 46% and 21% respectively. It was a record-breaking week for several categories, with suncare having its best week of sales in two years, up 22%. 

The combination of football gatherings and al fresco dining meant sales of burgers grew by 55%, speciality beer rose by 83% and sparkling wine increased by 91%. The popularity of the new vegan and vegetarian range also shows no signs of abating, with sales up 105%.

Jo Walmsley
Director Personnel, Waitrose

Category Summary Week 22
Up to week 22
Ambient 7.3 2.8
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 8.9 0.1
Home & General Merchandise 3.7 0.6


John Lewis

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

Percentage increase

Week 22 vs 2017-18 -7.9
22 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 22 vs 2016-17
22 weeks vs 2016-17 2.0


Total sales for the week were down 7.9% on last year, with the hot weather impacting sales. 

Fashion sales were down 3.5%. However, the rise in temperatures helped drive warm weather clothing which was up 27% and it was also a record week for sunglasses up 79%. Womens own brand fashion also had a good week with sales up 18%.  

Home sales were down 13.5%, although Outdoor Living continues to perform strongly. Low tog duvets saw sales rise by 36% and picnic products were up 27% as customers prepared to head outside to enjoy the weather. Hydration, which includes reusable water bottles, also saw an uplift of 26%. 

EHT sales were down 6.8%. Vision continues to perform well, with customers purchasing TVs to watch the World Cup, and Small Electricals had a strong week with fans and air purifiers seeing triple digit percentage growth. Elsewhere, beverages such as coffee machines enjoyed a good week and sales in wearable tech were up driven by new launches. 

Simon Russell
Director, Operations Development, John Lewis

Buying offices Week 22 up to week 22
Fashion -3.5 1.1
Electricals & Home Technology -6.8 4.8
Home -13.5 -3.3