In the previous quarter, Sainsbury's saw its like-for-like sales
Like-for-like sales, excluding fuel, rose 3% year-on-year in the 23 weeks to 15 July.
Analysts said its performance was broadly in line with expectations and that everyone had seen 1% wiped off their like-for-like sales by the bad weather.
But like-for-like sales at the M&S franchise rose 7.
Le Riche, CI Trader's grocery arm, which operates the Checkers fascia, posted like-for-like sales up 6.
which is expecting it to achieve like-for-like sales growth in its second quarter.
Mark Hughes, analyst at Numis Securities, said his confidence in Big Food Group--half-way through its second quarter--had increased and he predicted that Iceland, its frozen food retail business, would achieve a like-for-like sales uplift of between 1.
In the first quarter, like-for-like sales at Iceland were down 0.
Big Food Group remained upbeat about prospects based on encouraging like-for-like sales growth at reformatted Iceland stores and the long-term plan to develop Booker's delivered service.
However, the acceleration of like-for-like sales growth in the second half of the quarter to 4% was more a reflection of the new space from megastore openings than a significant improvement in underlying performance.
7% rise in group like-for-like sales in the 14 weeks to July 6, with food steaming ahead at 4.