Sainsbury's profit rises in first half

Offering shoppers fuel discounts has paid off for Sainsburys, whose profits are up in the first six months of 2011

9th November, 2011
Sainsbury's profit rises in first half
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Sainsbury, the third largest supermarket in Britain, has reported a 6.6 per cent rise in profits in the first half of the year.

While customers have cut their spend on groceries, the chain said it had attracted more business by offering discounts on fuel purchases.

The retailer has been offering discounts of 10 pence per litre of petrol in return for a shop of at least £60.

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