Half Year Results 

Sainsbury's plugs away

Sainsbury's plugs away

As US delivery company Postmates enters the grocery market with its new Fresh service in North America, even the great and mighty Amazon (US:AMZ) is worried. But it’s fair to say that it’s still the latter’s Prime one-hour delivery service that has sent shockwaves through the British grocery sector. Traditional supermarkets such as J Sainsbury (SBRY) are scrambling to maintain their market share, so it’s encouraging to see the company isn’t doing too badly online. Sales there grew 7.2 per cent during the first half, although it’s worth pointing out that sales across the convenience estate also grew by 8.2 per cent.

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