Weekly sales figures to 01 June 2019

Partnership trading results for last week (to 01 June) published on Tuesday 04 June 2019.

 

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 18
2019-20 £210.67m
2018-19 £214.82m
2017-18 £213.33m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 18 vs 2018-19 -1.9 
18 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.9
Week 18 vs 2017-18 -1.3
18 weeks vs 2017-18 0.2

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 18 vs 2018-19 -0.9
18 weeks vs 2018-19 0.2
Week 18 vs 2017-18 0.2
18 weeks vs 2017-18 1.3
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 18 Up to
week 18
Ambient -1.2 -0.2
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
-0.2 0.6
Home & general
merchandise
-5.4 -5.2

'Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.8% per cent compared to the same week last year. 

Sales of bakery were strong, led by products in the Scrumptious Summer range including cakes, up 8% and pre-packed rolls, up 5%. 

The warm weather at the weekend saw sales of ready to drink cocktails and canned wine rise by 12%, with beer and sparkling wines also proving popular, boosted by a Fizz Showcase.'

Wim van Aalst, Supply Chain Director, Waitrose & Partners 

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 18 vs 2018-19 -3.5
18 weeks vs 2018-19 -2.8
Week 18 vs 2017-18 -3.4
18 weeks vs 2017-18 -1.7
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 18 Up to
week 18
Fashion -0.6% 1.3
Electricals
& Home Technology
-8.5 -5.5
Home

-1.4 -4.9

'Total sales for the week were down 3.5% due to a combination of the impact of warm weather and we were also annualising price matching competitor activity.

Fashion sales were down 0.6%, however Menswear was up 14% and own brand Womenswear was up 3.1%.

Home sales were down 1.4% on last year. However Furniture and Flooring sales were up 6.5% as customers took advantage of carpet promotions.  Gifting sales were up 5.5%, primarily driven by sales of candles and our Find Keep Give gifting range.

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 8.5% as we annualised against last year’s World Cup sales.'

Craig Inglis, Customer Director, John Lewis & Partners