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.

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