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The grocer Sainsbury's struck "Paralympic gold" after its sponsorship of the event helped its sales sprint ahead, but rival Morrisons suffered its worst performance for around seven years.

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Cheap lines boom as shoppers cut back

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Supermarket giants to slash fuel prices

Supermarket Asda is cutting the price of petrol.

GMB seals staff deal with Asda

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Asda and Sainsbury's cut petrol prices

Supermarket giants Asda and Sainsbury's are cutting up to 3p a litre from the price of fuel.

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