Jerónimo Martins has reported preliminary sales growth of 11.5% to E10.9bn (£9.06bn) for the full year to December 31, 2012.

Like-for-like sales increased ahead of the market, despite a difficult year in Portugal and a slowdown in the Polish economy.

In Poland, Jerónimo Martins-owned Biedronka posted sales growth of 18% in local currency for the year, reaching E6.7bn (£5.57bn).