October 11, 2016 / 10:03 AM / a year ago

John Lewis weekly department store sales up 11.5 percent

LONDON (Reuters) - British retailer John Lewis [JLP.UL] on Tuesday gave the following sales figures for the latest week compared with a year earlier.

A branch of John Lewis is seen in London, Britain, September 15, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Week to Oct 8 10 weeks to Oct 8

Total sales +5.7 percent +3.4 percent

Dept stores +11.5 percent +2.9 percent

Food stores +2.0 percent +3.7 percent

“John Lewis enjoyed a strong trading week with sales of 89.9 million pounds, +11.5 percent on the year, with good performances across all three directorates (fashion, electricals and home technology and home) as customers embraced our autumn winter collections,” the firm said of the department stores outcome.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Sarah Young

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