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

The UK’s second greatest 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 government 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 season consuming vary additionally boosted grocery gross sales.

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

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

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%.