Multichannel retail chain John Lewis has reported a ‘strong’ week of trading in its latest weekly sales figures to 4 June 2016, with textiles and outdoor living performing well.

Total sales for the period grew by 11.5% to £82.2m, with its Home sector performing solidly as sales were up by 7.7%.

Paula Nickolds, commercial director, John Lewis, said: “In a strong trading week, the increase was down to a rise in footfall during half term week, which fell a week later than in 2015.

“Sales across Home products finished the week at a solid +7.7%, with items across categories such as Gifting and Textiles performing particularly well. Customers were also quick to embrace the warmer weather, with outdoor living sales +45.4%.”