Retail & Consumer

Nov 12: Sainsbury's defies gloom

J. Sainsbury on Wednesday delivered interim profits at the top end of expectations as the UK supermarkets group defied strong economic headwinds to report a 3.9 per cent rise in like-for-like sales for the first half. Elizabeth Rigby, Consumer Industries Editor, talks to Daniel Garrahan about how the retailer has been able to achieve good figures in difficult conditions.