Sainsbury's sales up 6.8%

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Supermarket Sainsbury said today that sales rose 6.8 per cent in the 11 weeks to 21 March.





On a comparable basis — which excludes newly opened stores — the company reported a gain of 6.2 per cent.



Including fuel, sales rose 3.4 per cent in total and 2.7 per cent on a comparable basis.



The company said its sharpest gain was a 60 per cent jump in sales of its cheapest food line, branded as "basics."



Results were adjusted to account for Easter falling during the same period in 2007.

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