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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.

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Sainsbury's second quarter profits: The headlines

Sainsbury's supermarket has reported strong sales for the second quarter of the year.

Here is a breakdown.

  • Total sales for second quarter up 4.3 per cent
  • Like-for-like sales for second quarter up 1.9 per cent
  • Total sales for the first half up 4.0 per cent and like-for-like sales up 1.7 per cent

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