Weekly sales figures 21 September 2019

Partnership trading results for last week (to 21 September) published on Tuesday 24 September 2019.

 

John Lewis Partnership
Weekly sales
 
Week 34
2019-20 £202.23m
2018-19 £214.32m
2017-18 £213.98m
John Lewis Partnership
Percentage increase
 
Week 34 vs 2018-19 -5.6
34 weeks vs 2018-19 -1.3
Week 34 vs 2017-18 -5.5
34 weeks vs 2017-18 -0.4

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

Waitrose & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 34 vs 2018-19 -1.0
34 weeks vs 2018-19 -0.7
Week 34 vs 2017-18 -1.0
34 weeks vs 2017-18 0.7
Waitrose & Partners
category summary
Week 34 Up to
week 34
Ambient  0.6  -0.7
Chilled, fruit, veg & hort,
bakery, meat, fish, frozen, dairy
 -1.8  -0.2
Home & general
merchandise
 -6.6  -4.8

'Sales for the week excluding fuel were down 0.9% compared to the same week last year.

Rosé wine sales increased last week - perhaps encouraged by the unseasonably warm weather towards the weekend - and low alcohol options also saw strong sales.

This year's Halloween range is launching in shops this week with pumpkins arriving in store from today.'  

Martin George, Partner & Customer Director, Waitrose & Partners

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

John Lewis & Partners
Percentage increase
 
Week 34 vs 2018-19 -12.4 
34 weeks vs 2018-19 -2.3
Week 34 vs 2017-18 -11.9
34 weeks vs 2017-18 -2.1
John Lewis & Partners
category summary
Week 34 Up to
week 34
Fashion -12.3 1.2
Electricals
& Home Technology
-11.4 -3.8
Home
 
-13.4 -4.8

'Total sales were down 12.4% on the same week last year due to warmer weather impacting sales of new season products. 

Fashion sales were down 12.3%, however Beauty sales were up 0.7% as we price matched a competitor’s promotion. 

Electrical and Home Technology sales were down 11.4%, but demand for new Communications Technology product launches picked up over the weekend. 

Home sales were down 13.4%. However, our own brand House range continues to perform well as customers enjoyed shopping for Off to University items.  '

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