Sainsbury's like-for-like sales rise 1.1%
Supermarket sees a 4.6% increase in like for like sales during the first quarter as Vuvuzela horns fly off the shelves.
Britain’s third largest supermarket said like for like sales excluding petrol increased by 1.1% during the 12 weeks to 12 June. Yesterday rival Tesco reported UK like for like sales up 1.1% and just 0.1% without fuel.
Justin King, Chief Executive says: "We've delivered another good performance ahead of the market on top of strong growth last year.
"Excluding fuel, total sales were up 4.4 per cent, with like-for-like sales up 1.1 per cent and up 8.2 per cent on a two-year basis.
"Contribution from net new space (excluding fuel) stepped up to 3.3% reflecting strong performance from new stores ahead of our expectations and the full impact of the 2009/10 opening programme. "Continued fuel price inflation has driven further growth with total sales including fuel up 7.6 per cent."
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