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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 7 July) published on Tuesday 10 July 2018


Partnership weekly sales graph


Week 23

2018-19 £225.82m
2017-18 £220.42m
2016-17 £214.29m


Percentage increase

Week 23 vs 2017-18 2.5
23 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 23 vs 2016-17
23 weeks vs 2016-17 3.2



Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Percentage increase

Week 23 vs 2017-18 4.2
23 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 23 vs 2016-17
23 weeks vs 2016-17 3.9


Divisional sales excluding fuel were up 4.2% compared to the same week last year.

England’s football success helped drive champagne sales up 49% and sparkling wine was boosted 53% – the biggest week for fizz since Christmas 2017. Beer also performed strongly - up 36%, gin saw growth of 26% and cider up 16%. Crisps for sharing saw sales soar by 48% and handcooked crisps were up 20%.  Frozen pizza had a great week too with sales up 24%. Ice was also in demand with a 92% uplift on last year.

Fresh fruit and vegetables had their biggest week since Christmas. Sales overall were up 7.4% with avocados up 17%, melons up 15% and salads seeing a 9% uplift. This week we move to 100% British cherries, which are expected to be in hot demand.

Loraine Woodhouse
Finance Director, Waitrose

Category Summary Week 23
Up to week 23
Ambient 5.6 3.0
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy 4.0 0.3
Home & General Merchandise 0.1 0.5


John Lewis

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

Percentage increase

Week 23 vs 2017-18 -0.3
23 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 23 vs 2016-17
23 weeks vs 2016-17 1.9


Total sales for the week were down 0.3% on last year. Sales were impacted by the very hot weather and the World Cup.

Fashion sales were up 4.6%.  Sales were driven by Clearance offers, customers shopping for clothing to wear in the hot weather, as well as launches of new season ranges.  The popularity of our new season own brand Kin collection sent sales of the brand up 88% on the same week last year.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were up 3.2%.  Sales of Small Electricals were boosted by the continuing hot weather which sent sales of fans up 234% on the same week last year.  Sales of refrigerators reached double-digit growth and TV sales were up 20% due to England’s performance in the World Cup.

Home sales were down 8.4%. However, the hot weather is continuing to drive strong sales of outdoor furniture and other weather related products such as water bottles and low tog duvets. We also saw customers taking advantage of Clearance offers, particularly on dining tables.

Dino Rocos
Operations Director, John Lewis

Buying offices Week 23 up to week 23
Fashion 4.6 1.3
Electricals & Home Technology 3.2 4.7
Home -8.4 -3.6