· Total retail sales down (0.4) per cent (excl. fuel) with like-for-like sales down (1.1) per cent (excl. fuel)
· Grocery sales grew 0.4 per cent with Groceries Online and Convenience up 6.0 per cent and 3.0 per cent respectively
· General Merchandise sales declined by (2.3) per cent and Clothing sales declined by (0.2) per cent
Mike Coupe, Group Chief Executive of J Sainsbury plc, said: "Christmas came late this year and I am pleased with the excellent service and availability that we gave customers across the Group. Sainsbury's stores were well set up to deal with customers doing their big Christmas shops later than usual and Convenience stores hit a new record on Christmas Eve. Argos Fast Track offers customers market-leading delivery and grew strongly in the quarter.
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