On Sainsbury's performance, Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, said, "Brands were the fastest-selling products at Sainsbury's during the past 12 weeks - particularly in soft drinks and dairy - flying in the face of the market's focus on own-label lines".
Kantar said overall United Kingdom grocery sales increased in value by 3.2% year on year in the 12-week period.
"Prices have been rising since the 12 weeks to 1 January 2017, following a period of grocery price deflation which ran for 30 consecutive periods from September 2014 to December 2016", the market research firm said.
Most grocery products were more expensive, with prices rising fastest in categories such as butter, where a milk shortage has pushed up prices, fish and cola.
Despite the upbeat sales result, Sainsbury's saw its market share dip by 0.1 percentage points to 16.2 percent.
"Alcohol sales have ramped up too, increasing by 5.3% year-on-year as shoppers parted with an extra GBP142.00 million on their favourite tipples".
At Sainsbury's, sales rose 2.6 percent during the reported period, with Britain's second-biggest supermarket attracting an additional 364,000 shoppers to become the fastest growing among the UK's "Big Four" for the first time since April previous year.
Waitrose held market share steady year on year at 5.3 per cent, seeing sales growth across the board: from convenience stores, larger supermarkets and online.
The agreement is the latest in a string of global regulatory settlements with big Wall Street banks over forex trading practices. The probe is still ongoing in relation to other banks, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Justice League is receiving mostly positive praise on social media ahead of its theatrical release this Friday. A number of people took to Twitter to slam the decision, labelling it "a step backwards".
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But the team proved it can be done without a whole lot effort, which in turn leaves a lot of OnePlus devices vulnerable. It looks like the Chinese smartphone company has accidentally left behind the app on some of its smartphone units.
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The message updates an original warning sent from the Union of Concerned Scientists 25 years ago and backed by 1700 signatures. During their presentation, the team representing the administration was heckled and interrupted by a protest song .
The ministry has published photos showing that the armed extremists while they were leaving Abu Kamal for the Syrian-Iraqi border. The town is one of the last "Islamic State" (IS) strongholds in Syria , located on the Euphrates River near Iraq.
Judge Mohammad Bashir issued the warrant on the grounds of "continued absence" from the court, according to a court statement. Earlier in the morning, the case was postponed till 12:30 PM as the investigation officer could not reach the court on time.
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India lose to Bangladesh, knocked out of U-19 Asia Cup
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Sun Pharma Q2 profit dives 59%, but beats estimates
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Xbox One gamers can now send each other video games digitally
We see that today; we're not manufacturing Xbox 360 and yet there are 360 games that do very well right now on our platform. You can head over to the Black Friday page on Microsoft's website to find out more about the many deals that it's offering.