Sainsbury's retail sales up 1% in first quarter

A Sainsbury's store in Woolton, Liverpool.
A Sainsbury's store in Woolton, Liverpool. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Total retail sales at Sainsbury's were up 1% in the first quarter of 2014, the supermarket has announced.

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Sainsbury's like-for-like sales down in King's last quarter

Sainsbury's like-for-like sales including fuel fell 2.4% in the first quarter of 2014, according to the company's trading statement. Total retail sales were up 1%. The report comes as Sainsbury's chief Justin King steps down after 10 years.