Weekly sales figures to 20 July 2019

Partnership trading results for last week (to 20 July) published on Tuesday 23 July 2019.

 

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 25
2019-20 £214.40m
2018-19 £214.34m
2017-18 £209.24m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 25 vs 2018-19 0.0
25 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.8
Week 25 vs 2017-18 2.5
25 weeks vs 2017-18 0.4

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 25 vs 2018-19 -0.7
25 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.5
Week 25 vs 2017-18 2.8
25 weeks vs 2017-18 1.3
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 25 Up to
week 25
Ambient  -0.4  -0.7
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
 -1.5  0.0
Home & general
merchandise
 -5.9  -5.1

'Total sales excluding fuel were down by 0.6 per cent compared to the same week last year.

Sales of pre-packed fish, pork and lamb increased this week as customers fired up their barbecues. Bottles of Rosé also performed well, recording their strongest sales week on record, with the 25% off six bottles of wine promotion continuing to be hugely popular among customers.

Last week, Waitrose & Partners launched multi-coloured packaging for its ready meals made from recycled plastic bottles and trays, a UK supermarket first that ensures its trays are more widely recyclable, while it continues to replace single use plastic.'

Rupert Thomas, Partner and Commercial Director, Waitrose & Partners

 

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 25 vs 2018-19 1.3
25 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.3
Week 25 vs 2017-18 2.0
25 weeks vs 2017-18 -0.9
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 25  Up to
week 25
Fashion 3.8 2.9
Electricals
& Home Technology
-1.0 -4.2
Home

0.9 -3.4

'Total sales for the week were up 1.3% in our final week of Summer clearance. We had a particularly strong Saturday in our shops.
 
Fashion sales were up 3.8% as customers shopped Clearance final markdowns. Womenswear Accessories performed particularly well with sales up 9%, driven by sales of handbags.
 
Home sales were up 0.9%. It was a good week in Textiles & Home Accessories with sales up 7.7% largely driven by sales of bedding, with Bed & Bath up 9.5%.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 1.0%. Customers were getting their gardens ready for the heatwave, with lawn mowers up 400%. We are also well set up for this week with good availability of fans.'

Laurence Mitchell, Partner & Buying Director EHT, John Lewis & Partners