JohnLewisCorporateDepartment store retailer John Lewis lifted weekly sales by 0.6 per cent to £70m year-on-year as it closed out its 2015–16 financial year and heralded a new era in sales data disclosure.

The retail mutual said its Home category was up 2.9 per cent against the same week last year, with Electricals and Home Technology rising 1.7 per cent and Fashion falling 2.3 per cent.

12 of its shops open more than a year, with the remainder declining against 2015.

The figures may be the last time the retailer reveals individual store data.

In its weekly wrap, the chain said from next week, its reports are changing to reflect the omnichannel nature of its business, and will report on overall sales rather than individual shops, regions and sales channels.