Department store chain posts 0.1% sales increase for week ended May 14 and describes market as "challenging".
John Lewis retail director Andrew Murphy said the firm gave a "creditable trading performance", with sales up 0.1% on the same week last year, adding that the retailer is "confronted by an undoubtedly challenging market".
Home sales were down 2% for the week, with a number of categories described as "slightly subdued". However, bed and bath linens performed very well, up 10% for the week and giftware also saw an uplift in sales.
Electrical and home technology saw a 5% jump in sales, with fans more than doubling last year's sales figures and Dyson products were also popular, contributing to more than half the total sales figure.
Online continued to push ahead, with sales via johnlewis.com up 18% for the week.