Sainsbury’s sales fall in ‘tough’ first quarter

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Sainsbury’s like-for-like sales fell by 1.6% in the first quarter, as the grocer struggled in what it described as a “tough market”.

Total retail sales at the grocer were down 1.2% and grocery sales were down 0.5% in the weeks to June 29, 2019.

It also saw a 3.1% decline in its general merchandise sales and a 4.5% decline in clothing sales.

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