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Partnership weekly sales figures for last week (to 8 September) published on Tuesday 11 September 2018


Partnership weekly sales graph


Week 6

2018-19 £211.27m
2017-18 £219.57m
2016-17 £208.56m


Percentage increase

Week 6 vs 2017-18 -3.8
6 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 6 vs 2016-17
6 weeks vs 2016-17 2.4


Waitrose & Partners

Managing Director: Rob Collins
Retail Director: Ben Stimson

Percentage increase

Week 6 vs 2017-18 -3.7
6 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 6 vs 2016-17
6 weeks vs 2016-17 1.0


Total sales excluding fuel were down 3.5% compared to the same week last year. 

Horticulture had a strong week, up 7.4%, with houseplants and outdoor plants selling particularly well. Apples and cherries also increased in sales, including the 'Best of British' apple varieties that change as the season progresses, which were up 125%.  

This week, Waitrose & Partners will introduce 100 new products to its Cooks' Ingredients range including some new, and perhaps unfamiliar, foods for home cooks. The range has been refreshed to reflect the changing tastes of shoppers. From Korea to Turkey, Calabria to Japan, the range includes key ingredients from cuisines from around the world.Taking inspiration from cookery books popular in the UK and developed with time-poor but adventurous cooks in mind, the launch reflects the rise in popularity of regional cuisines and casual entertaining. 

Ben Stimson,
Retail Director, Waitrose & Partners

Category Summary Week 6
Up to week 6
Ambient -7.0 -2.4
Chilled, Fruit, Veg & Hort., Bakery, Meat, Fish, Frozen and Dairy -0.4 0.9
Home & General Merchandise -4.2 -2.8



John Lewis & Partners

Managing Director: Paula Nickolds

Percentage increase

Week 6 vs 2017-18 -4.0
6 weeks vs 2017-18
Week 6 vs 2016-17
6 weeks vs 2016-17 4.7


Total sales for the week were down 4.0% on the same period last year, but we saw strong sales of our new own brand ranges which were supported by the launch of our new brand identity in shops and online. 

Fashion sales were down 3.9% overall, however we saw very strong demand for our new John Lewis & Partners womenswear collection and shoe sales were up 8.0% on last year. 

Home sales were down 7.0%, but our contemporary own brand House had a record week with sales up 10.5% on last year, and there was strong demand for our new gifting range ‘Find Keep Give’ and our new plant gift range ‘Little Botanicals’. 

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 2.2%. Gaming products had a strong week with sales up 231% on the same week last year. 

Maggie Porteous,
Director, Shop Trade, John Lewis & Partners

Buying offices Week 6 up to week 6
Fashion -3.9 3.1
Electricals & Home Technology -2.2 1.5
Home -7.0 -3.5