Staff at Sainsbury's share £90m

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Sainsbury's has paid its staff a record bonus after the grocer celebrated growing annual profits and hit its highest market share for a decade.

The supermarket's 134,000 employees will share a bonus pot of £90m – up £30m from last year. Its chief executive, Justin King, said: "The success is down to the hard work and commitment of colleagues across the business."

Sainsbury's posted a 6.2 per cent leap in underlying profits to £756m over the year to mid-March as its market share reached 16.8 per cent.