Sainsbury's enjoys jubilee boost
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The UK's third biggest supermarket chain, which operates more than 1,000 stores, said underlying sales rose 1.4% in the 12 weeks to June 9, which was slower than the 2.6% in the previous quarter but according to the grocer was still stronger than the rest of the market.
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It enjoyed its best ever weekly sales of strawberries, with more than two million punnets sold, 13% greater than the previous record in Wimbledon week last year.
The strong performance will heap more pressure on struggling market leader Tesco, which earlier this week reported a 1.5% fall in underlying sales for a period not including jubilee week.