February 3, 2012 / 7:00 AM / 6 years ago

TABLE-John Lewis weekly dept store sales up 8.9 pct

LONDON, Feb 3 - British retailer John Lewis 
 on Friday gave the following sales figures for the
latest week compared with a year earlier.	
    	
                  Week to Jan 28  26 weeks to Jan 28
 Total sales      7.8 pct         6.9 pct
 Dept stores      8.9 pct         4.3 pct
 Food stores      7.3 pct         8.9 pct
 	
    "We finished the 2011-12 trading year with a week which saw
an 8.9 percent increase against 2010-11 thanks largely to growth
of 19 percent in electricals and home technology. This strength
helped deliver johnlewis.com to plus 42 percent for the week; a
strong conclusion to its year," John Lewis said of the
department stores outcome.

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