Weekly sales figures to 18 January 2020

Partnership trading results for last week (to 18 January) published on Tuesday 21 January 2020.

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 51
2019-20 £199.45m
2018-19 £205.35m
2017-18 £201.28m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 51 vs 2018-19 -2.9
51 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.2
Week 51 vs 2017-18 -0.9
51 weeks vs 2017-18 -0.5

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 51 vs 2018-19 -2.9
51 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.9
Week 51 vs 2017-18 -0.1
51 weeks vs 2017-18 -0.1
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 51 Up to
week 51
Ambient -3.3 -0.6
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
-2.5 -0.5
Home & general
merchandise
-7.1 -5.6

'Divisional sales, excluding fuel, were down 2.8%.Warming dishes like pies and traditional ready meals saw strong sales last week.  Flowers and plants also proved popular, as shoppers brightened up their homes and gardens with winter blooms.  

Seventeen tasty new products arrive in shops this week as part of the World Cuisine range - including Bang Bang Cauliflower and Miso Chilli Aubergine.'

Martin George, Partner & Customer Director, Waitrose & Partners 

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 51 vs 2018-19 -2.8
51 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.6
Week 51 vs 2017-18 -2.2
51 weeks vs 2017-18 -1.2
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 51 Up to
week 51
Fashion -2.8 1.1
Electricals
& Home Technology
1.4 -3.4
Home
 
-9.3 -2.8

'Total sales were down 2.8% as customers shopped the final week of Clearance.
Home sales were particularly impacted in the week, down 9.3%, as we sold through many lines to clear space for Spring Summer 2020 product.

Fashion sales were down 2.8% overall, again due to lines sold through in Clearance but sales of Menswear were up 7.3% as we price matched competitor promotions.  
Electrical and Home Technology sales were up 1.4%.  We saw positive sales of computers due to new product launches and Windows 7 reaching End of Life, which led to customers upgrading their existing devices.'

Simon Coble, Partner and Trading Director, John Lewis & Partners