Weekly sales figures to 29 June 2019

Partnership trading results for last week (to 29 June) published on Tuesday 02 July 2019.


John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
Week 22
2019-20 £230.741m
2018-19 £230.664m
2017-18 £227.635m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
Week 22 vs 2018-19 0.0 
22 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.8
Week 22 vs 2017-18 1.4
22 weeks vs 2017-18 0.4


Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
Week 22 vs 2018-19 -2.6
22 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.3
Week 22 vs 2017-18 5.6
22 weeks vs 2017-18 1.1
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 22 Up to
week 22
Ambient  -   - 
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
 -  - 
Home & general
 -  - 

'Sales excluding fuel were 2.5%  lower compared to the same week last year, comparing against consistently hot weather.

With the sun coming out at the end of the week barbecues were the order of the day. We had our biggest barbecue week of the year for meat with our range of kebabs proving particularly popular - accounting for four of the five top-selling products in the range. Prepared desserts were up over 13% with our Layered Summer Puddings and raspberry and elderflower jellies all in demand. 

Waitrose & Partners was voted Best Retailer in Europe for farm animal welfare at the Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards for a record third year in a row, an unprecedented achievement that saw us beat competition from 27 other retailers from across Europe, including 10 from the UK and others from France, Italy, Germany and Scandinavia.'

Ross Avery, Partner & Finance Director, Waitrose & Partners


John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
Week 22 vs 2018-19 4.1
22 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.7
Week 22 vs 2017-18 -4.2
22 weeks vs 2017-18 -0.9
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 22  Up to
week 22
Fashion 7.6% 2.5%
& Home Technology
5.8% -4.5%

-0.9% -3.9%

  'Total sales for the week were up 4.1% on the same week last year as summer Clearance continued to perform well and price matching competitor promotions drove sales in shops and online. 

Fashion sales were up 7.6%, driven by Beauty sales which were up 19.8% due to price matching competitor activity.  Own brand Menswear sales were up 12%, driven by sales of formal blazers and smart jackets which were up 85% compared to last year. 

Home sales were down 0.9%, however last week’s warm weather boosted sales of Outdoor Living which were up 9%, picnic products were up 8% and low tog duvets were up 17%.   

Electrical and Home Technology sales were up 5.8%.  Sales of John Lewis own brand Environmental Care products, which includes indoor and handheld fans, were up 108%, compared to the same week last year.  Android sales were also up 26% as we launched the OnePlus 7 Pro last week. 

Craig Inglis, Partner and Customer Director, John Lewis & Partners.