John Lewis Partnership posted an increase in its weekly sales figures bolstered by sales of its own-brand products and continued clearance offers.

John Lewis & Partners’ total sales were up 1.3% during the week to July 16, boosted by a 7.2% jump in fashion sales.

The department store chain attributed the rise in fashion sales to own-brand fashion “performing particularly well” with sales up 6.6% and shoppers continuing to purchase summer clearance offers.

Electricals & Home Technology and Home sales both fell 2.3% and 0.7% respectively; however, its Textiles & Home Accessories sales jumped 8.1%.

Total sales in Gift Food and Gifts were up 8.7% and 10.8% respectively, also driven by own-brand products.

Waitrose & Partners’ total sales for the same period inched up 0.4%.

The grocer’s customer director Martin George said: “Wines also had a strong week, up 5%, as the 25% off six bottles offer started on Wednesday and continues through into this week, capitalising on the great sporting moments over the weekend.”

Ambient food sales were up 1.3% as non-ambient food sales dropped 0.5%. The grocer’s Home & General Merchandise sales increased 0.5%, up slightly from a 0.4% decrease for the same period the previous year. 

The partnership’s total weekly sales edged up 0.7% to £216.76m for the period, compared with £215.21m the previous year.