Department store group Debenhams on Tuesday reported a 2.8 per cent climb in same-store sales for the 19 weeks to January 11.

The operator of nearly 100 stores said it was pleased with the "good sales growth" it enjoyed across its product range, particularly in youth fashion and accessories.

Chief executive Belinda Earl commented: "This performance demonstrates that our strategy to give customers value for money across a unique choice of brands and products continues to deliver resilient results."