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Sainsbury’s has mentioned gross sales of garments, summer time meals and paddling swimming pools helped pace up progress prior to now few months.

The UK’s second largest grocery store chain reported that like-for-like gross sales excluding gasoline – which strip out the impression of latest shops – grew by 2.three%.

Chief govt Mike Coupe mentioned the nice and cozy climate helped to develop gross sales in its clothes and merchandise unit.

Demand for offers on British strawberries and its summer time consuming vary additionally boosted grocery gross sales.

Mr Coupe mentioned: “The market is aggressive and we proceed to handle value worth pressures intently.

“Our technique is delivering and we’re effectively positioned to navigate the exterior atmosphere.”

Sainsbury’s newest gross sales figures mark an acceleration from the earlier quarter when gross sales grew by simply zero.three%.

The expansion was additionally barely stronger than anticipated, with analysts having forecast like-for-like gross sales to develop 2%.