Tag Archives: weekly sales

Gifting sales up 5.5% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 3.5% last week (to Saturday June 1) due to “a combination of the impact of warm weather – and we were also annualising price matching competitor activity,” according to the department store group’s customer director Craig Inglis. He said: “Home sales …

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Bakery sales strong at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.8% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday June 1) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst said: “Sales of bakery were strong, led by products in our Scrumptious Summer range, including cakes (up 8%) and …

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John Lewis focuses on the living room

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 5.6% last week (to Saturday May 25) “as we annualised price matching heavy competitor activity in the same week last year,” said Jon Williams, director of merchandising operations for the department store group. He explained: “Fashion sales were down 4.3% as …

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Waitrose kicks off a ‘Scrumptious Summer’

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were down 3.1% last week (to Saturday May 25) compared with the same week last year when sales were boosted due to the warmer weather, according to the supermarket chain. Finance director Ross Avery commented: “On the back of the RHS Chelsea …

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Waitrose shoppers opt for comfort food and drink

Total sales excluding fuel were down 2.1% last week (to Saturday May 18) for Waitrose & Partners. The supermarket group’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst said: “Sales were distorted as a result of last year’s royal wedding and good weather, which fell in the same week last year. “The …

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‘Good performance’ in Gift, Cook & Dine for John Lewis

Total sales for last week (to Saturday May 11) were up 0.6% for John Lewis & Partners. The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous noted that this was “a strong performance, particularly with the cool, wet weather at the start of the week”. She said: “Home sales …

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Tabletop sales up 20.4% at John Lewis

John Lewis & Partners’ total sales were up 10.1% last week (to Saturday April 20). The department store group’s trading director Simon Coble said: “Customers enjoyed shopping Easter promotions earlier in the week. However, the record-breaking warm weather over the weekend impacted sales, when compared to the same Easter weekend …

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Cookshop weekly sales up 16% for John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were up 4.8% last week (to Saturday April 13). Christine Kasoulis, fashion buying director for the department store group, said: “Customers enjoyed shopping Easter promotions, with Easter falling later this year compared to last year. “Home sales were up 6.9%. Furniture and Flooring …

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Waitrose shoppers prepare for Easter weekend

Waitrose & Partners has reported that total sales excluding fuel were 7.2% higher last week (to Saturday April 13) than the same week last year, although it noted that comparisons continue to be distorted by the different fall of Easter compared with last year. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo …

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Record fortnight for Mother’s Day gifts at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 13.7% last week (to Saturday March 30). The department store group’s buying director for home Johnathan Marsh attributed the result to ‘annualising strong sales due to the earlier fall of Good Friday and Easter Saturday, colder weather driving footfall into our …

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