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)