Sainsbury's will report like-for-like sales growth of between 3.5% and 5% when it updates the City on first-quarter trading on Wednesday, analysts have predicted.

Growth in non-food and food inflation would help the retailer post like-for-like sales growth above the 3.5% recorded by Tesco last week, analysts said.

“Although the timing of Tesco and Sainsbury's quarters is not exactly the same, we see it as still having much more momentum than Tesco,” analysts at JP Morgan told the Independent.

Meanwhile, Cadbury is expected to reiterate that sales revenues for the first half of the year will beat its target range of 4% to 6% when it updates the City on trading on Thursday, according to the Financial Times.