Grocery retailer Spar posted total group sales up 3.5% to E12.58bn (£10.84bn) in its 2012 financial year, from E12.15bn (£10.47bn) in 2011.

Domestic sales, excluding sport and leisure retailer Hervis, rose 3.8 % to E5.56bn (£4.79bn).

Sales at Aspiag (Austria Spar International AG) in Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia, were up 5.1% to E4.87bn (£4.19) from E4.7bn (£4.05bn).