The Office for National Statistics said the amount spend in the food sector increased by 3.4% in April 2013 compared with the same month last year.
The same figure increased by 2.1% in April compared to May this year.
"Feedback from retailers suggested that promotions on summer ranges led to this increase in sales," the ONS added.
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