– Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King
We have delivered strong sales over the quarter, continuing to outperform the market in what remains a tough retail environment.
We are the only major supermarket to be growing market share. This comes during a quarter in which we also lapped some of our strongest performance during the Paralympic Games last year.
Supermarket giant Tesco has reported a 23.5% drop in group pre-tax profits to £1.39 billion in the six months to August 24. Rival Sainsbury's said its sales were up 2.1%.