Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Sainsbury's boosted by clothing sales

Sainsbury's saw like-for-like sales grow 3.7% excluding fuel for the 12 weeks to December 29.

The supermarket said that performance of non-food categories had accelerated in line with its plans over the period.

Chief executive Justin King said: "Growth is being driven by the continued development of product ranges and their introduction into new stores and store extensions. We had a strong Christmas gift offer, our first to be sourced direct by our in-house team. We had significant sales growth in homeware, toys, electrical, entertainment and clothing."

King added that the supermarket had achieved its goal set in March 2005 to add £2.5 billion in sales since the end of the third quarter.

He said: "We are pleased to report like-for-like sales growth of 3.7% for the third quarter. This is a good result for the Christmas period, and is particularly pleasing given the level of competition during this period. We have now completed 12 consecutive quarters of like-for-like sales growth ahead of our expectations."

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.