Department store operator Macy’s has said sales in the second quarter ended July 30 rose 7.3% to $5.94bn (£3.7bn) and 6.4% on a like-for-like basis. Online sales ( and were up 40.2%. Operating income climbed 37% to $506m (£313m).

Macy’s chairman, president and chief executive Terry Lundgren said: “All of our key strategies are working in unison, to help us better understand our customers, deliver the assortments and value they want and expect, and engage them in stores, online and via mobile devices with a shopping experience that is convenient and compelling.”