Sainsbury's sales get jubilee boost

J Sainsbury, Britain's third-largest supermarket, posted a rise in first-quarter sales, assisted by shoppers celebrating the recent diamond jubilee.

Sainsbury's said sales at stores open over a year – and excluding fuel – rose 1.4 per cent in the 12 weeks to 9 June.

The firm said it outperformed the market and it was well placed to continue to do so.