In the previous quarter, Sainsbury's saw its like-for-like sales
Mid-market retailers reported a year-onyear like-for-like sales
drop of 2.
The group - which sells everything for pounds 1 - said like-for-like sales
had risen 3.
A weak UK consumer environment is to blame for a post-Christmas fall in like-for-like sales, music chain HMV has claimed.
Against good performances the previous year, like-for-like sales at HMV UK and Ireland were down 3.
Like-for-like sales advances are likely to be anaemic for both, considering the 0.
9bn annual revenue last year - Evolution broker Dave McCarthy said like-for-like sales should be 1.
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.
Le Riche, CI Trader's grocery arm, which operates the Checkers fascia, posted like-for-like sales
which is expecting it to achieve like-for-like sales
growth in its second quarter.
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.