Sainsbury's lifts market share

Press Association

Sainsbury's has received a boost ahead of Christmas as new figures reinforced its position as the star performer among the "big four" players.

The group hiked its share of the market once more, from 16.7% to 16.9% in the 12 weeks to November 25 after notching up the highest sales growth of the UK's four biggest chains, according to Kantar Worldpanel.