ShopRite has posted sales growth of 13.8% to R46.7bn (£3.5bn) for the first half ended December 31, 2012.

The Sub-Saharan grocery market leader also revealed an increase of 16% in trading profit to R2.5bn (£187.4m). Net profit rose 19.6% to R1.7bn (£127.4m).

In South Africa, the retailer increased turnover by 11.5% to R35.7bn (£2.68bn).