WOOLWORTHS ANNOUNCES SALES 'MILESTONE'

SYDNEY (FNS) -- Woolworths here said strong growth in food and general merchandise sales have helped the company achieve a "significant milestone" in its history, with sales exceeding $11.8 billion (U.S.) for the 52 weeks ended in June.Roger Corbett, Woolworths chief executive officer, said sales growth for the year was a "healthy" 8.4% for the group, with "very pleasing" fourth quarter results.He

SYDNEY (FNS) -- Woolworths here said strong growth in food and general merchandise sales have helped the company achieve a "significant milestone" in its history, with sales exceeding $11.8 billion (U.S.) for the 52 weeks ended in June.

Roger Corbett, Woolworths chief executive officer, said sales growth for the year was a "healthy" 8.4% for the group, with "very pleasing" fourth quarter results.

He noted supermarket sales for the year rose 8.3% to $9.8 billion with comparable

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