Sainsbury's like-for-like sales up 2.1%

Sainsbury's have published their second quarter trading statement for 2013.

Supermarket chain Sainsbury's like-for-like sales are up 2.1% for the second quarter of the year to 28 September 2013, according to its latest trading statement.

Total sales for second quarter were up 5.0 per cent.

Total sales for the first half up 4.4 per cent (4.0 per cent excluding fuel) and like-for-like sales up 1.5 per cent (1.4 per cent excluding fuel).

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