Sainsbury's reports 'good sales' for the second quarter

The supermarket chain Sainsbury's has reported strong sales for the second quarter of the year, with total sales up 4.3 per cent.

Like-for-like sales were up 1.9 per cent.

File photo dated 08/01/09 of a Sainsbury's supermarket in Vauxhall, south London.
Sainsbury's supermarket has had a second quarter of good sales Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

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Mixed results for supermarkets

Supermarket giant Tesco has reported a 12% drop in group pre-tax profits to £1.7 billion in the six months to August 25. However Sainsbury's has reported strong sales for the second quarter of the year, with total sales up 4.3 per cent.