Weekly sales figures


alert icon Register to receive an alert service message when new weekly sales figures are added to our website.

Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 4 August) published on Tuesday 7 August 2018


Partnership weekly sales graph


Week 1

2018-19 £206.46m
2017-18 £203.26m
2016-17 £196.45m


Percentage increase

Week 1 vs 2017-18 1.6
1 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 1 vs 2016-17
1 weeks vs 2016-17 5.1



Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Percentage increase

Week 1 vs 2017-18 3.8
1 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 1 vs 2016-17
1 weeks vs 2016-17 6.2

Divisional sales excluding fuel were up 3.8% compared to the same week last year as warm and dry weather returned and temperatures soared once again by the weekend.

Sales of our barbecue meat continued to grow, up 50% compared to the previous year while seafood was up 11% and dressed salads grew by 30%. Avocado sales increased by 22% and soft fruit sales rose by 20%. 

Summertime drinks also had a strong week as rose sales grew by 80% and world beer increased by 50%. 

As shoppers continue to look for healthy options, we announced the arrival of new pizza bases made from 35% vegetables. The two varieties include a Courgette Pizza Crust  and a Cauliflower Pizza Crust  both of which are suitable for vegetarians. With the increase in popularity of 'flexitarian' diets and more customers looking for alternative ways to eat fruit and veg, the pizza crusts are a great way of getting more veg into your diet.

Martin George,
Customer Director, Waitrose

Category Summary Week 1
Up to week 1
Ambient 3.5 3.5
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 4.5 4.0
Home & General Merchandise 0.2 0.2


John Lewis

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

Percentage increase

Week 1 vs 2017-18 -2.1
1 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 1 vs 2016-17
1 weeks vs 2016-17 3.3

Total sales were down 2.1% on the same week last year, primarily due to the hot weather having an impact on trade.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were up 4.3%. Communications Technology products were up 4.8% driven by sales of mobile phones, which were up 43% year on year, and increased demand for tablets.  Sales of Electricals were up 4.0% largely due to very strong sales of fans as customers seek to stay cool in the hot weather.

Fashion sales were down 2.9%, however, Beauty, Wellbeing and Leisure sales were up 3.9% and Women’s Accessories were up 0.4% due to us price matching competitor promotions through our Never Knowingly Undersold policy.

Home sales were down 7.3%,  but customers buying products for outdoor dining drove sales of Cookshop products up 39% on the same week last year; and sales of outdoor furniture were up 32.2%.  We also saw sales of low tog duvets grow by 33% on the same period last year.

Barry Matheson,
Head of Shop Trade Scotland and North, John Lewis

Buying offices Week 1 up to week 1
Fashion -2.9 -2.9
Electricals & Home Technology 4.3 4.3
Home -7.3 -7.3