Tag Archives: weekly sales

‘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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Easter comes early at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were down by 0.5% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday March 16) compared with the same period in 2018, when the run-up to Easter – which fell earlier last year – had already started. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley commented: “With Spring …

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Mother’s Day and Easter timings affect John Lewis trading

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 8.8% last week (to Saturday March 9) on the same week last year. The department store group’s director of shop trade Maggie Porteous said the results were impacted by the later falls of Mother’s Day and Easter this year. She commented: …

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Weekly sales down 8.8% for Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose & Partners were down 8.8% last week (to Saturday March 9). The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “Sales were distorted by challenging comparisons against the same week last year, when sales were higher due to Britain recovering from the ‘Beast from the …

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Mother’s Day gifting sales up 22% at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were up 11.4% last week (to Saturday March 2) compared with the same period last year. The department store group’s operations director Berangere Michel said: “We saw positive sales across all categories, driven by the warmer weather, price-matching competitors through our ‘Never Knowingly …

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Easter buns selling like hot cakes at Waitrose

Sales of hot cross buns are up 40% at Waitrose & Partners compared with the same period in 2018, as shoppers enjoy the supermarket chain’s wide range of flavour combinations for the seasonal treat. In addition, searches for ‘hot cross buns’ on www.Waitrose.com are up over 11%. This year, the …

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