TABLE-John Lewis weekly dept store sales up 2.2 pct

venerdì 26 giugno 2009 07:52

 LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - British retailer The John Lewis
Partnership [JLP.UL] on Friday gave the following sales figures
for the latest week compared to a year earlier.
                Week to June 20      20 weeks to June 6
 Total sales           8.3  pct               1.2  pct
 Dept stores           2.2  pct              -4.5  pct
 Food group            11.8 pct               4.7  pct
 "An excellent week at plus 2.2 percent - our best week of
the half so far. We were up on five of the seven days, and the
week finished with a brisk Saturday, with Father's Day
purchasing clearly in evidence," John Lewis said of the
department store outcome.
 (Reporting by James Davey)