WOOLWORTHS: SALES GROWTH ON TRACK FOR YEAR

SYDNEY, Australia (FNS) -- The Woolworths supermarket chain recorded an 11% boost in sales to $2.3 billion in the first quarter of the year, the company reported.This compares with an 8% rise for the full year. Comparable-store sales grew 5.5% compared with 4.6% in the full year ended June 2000.Roger Corbett, Woolworths chief executive officer, noted that the results were slightly better than expected

SYDNEY, Australia (FNS) -- The Woolworths supermarket chain recorded an 11% boost in sales to $2.3 billion in the first quarter of the year, the company reported.

This compares with an 8% rise for the full year. Comparable-store sales grew 5.5% compared with 4.6% in the full year ended June 2000.

Roger Corbett, Woolworths chief executive officer, noted that the results were slightly better than expected and appeared not to have been adversely impacted by the new goods and serv

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