Coles reported sales growth of 2.7% for the third quarter of the 2012 financial year, despite price deflation.
The result takes full-year sales growth for the supermarket giant to 3.9%.
The Wesfarmers-owned company registered $6.1 billion in food and liquor sales for the quarter – up 4.1% on the previous corresponding period.
Managing director Richard Goyder said he was pleased with the sales given the tough retail environment.
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Other retail businesses owned by Wesfarmers were all up for the quarter.
Coles Express’ 626 convenience stores showed healthy sales growth, at 7.9% up for the quarter, and 14% up for the year to date.
Bunnings (4.7%) Officeworks (2.5%) Target (4.4%) and Kmart (1.2%) all had sales growth for the quarter.