May 1, 2018 / 7:08 AM / a month ago

Sainsbury's and Asda sales growth lags rivals-Kantar

LONDON, May 1 (Reuters) - Sainsbury’s and Asda, the two British supermarkets planning to merge, had the slowest sales of the “big four” chains in the 12 weeks to April 22, market data showed on Tuesday.

Sales at number two ranked Sainsbury’s rose 0.2 percent, while Asda, owned by Walmart, saw growth of 1.4 percent, Kantar Worldpanel said.

Current market leader Tesco had growth of 2.1 percent while sales at Morrisons were up 2.2 percent. (Reporting by Paul Sandle, editing by Sarah Young)

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