Associated British Foods has issued a trading update saying group revenue from continuing businesses for the 40 weeks ended 22 June 2019 was 3% up on the same period last year.
It expects "good profit growth" in its retailing arm Primark year and says its outlook for the group;s results is unchanged.
At Primark it sales in the year-to-date were 4% ahead of last year as increased selling space "partially offset by a decline in like-for-like sales".
It said Primark recorded a "further significant increase" in market share but that like-for-like sales - which strip out store closures - were "held back by unseasonable weather in May which compared to a favourable market environment in the corresponding period last year".
"We have seen an improvement in sales in June," it added.