Tengelmann-controlled A&P said that sales during the second quarter declined by 10% to $1.9bn (£1.22bn). Like-for-like sales fell 6.6%. Loss from continuing operations amounted to $143m (£92m), more than double the $62m (£40m) posted a year earlier. As the company’s financial situation continued to be pressured, A&P insisted its turnaround plan was progressing with the aim to “strengthen the company’s operating and financial foundation and enhance its customers’ experience”.