BRIEF-Home Retail's Argos Q2 like-for-like sales up 2.7 pct

Sept 12 Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:07am EDT

Sept 12 (Reuters) - Home Retail Group PLC : * Argos like-for-like sales increased by 2.7% in the quarter * Homebase like-for-like sales increased by 11.0% in the quarter * Q2 total sales at argos grew by 2.4% to £889M * Q2 total sales at homebase grew by 9.3% to £400M * We expect to deliver full year group benchmark profit in line with current

market expectations * Expect consumer spending to remain subdued, but approach christmas trading

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