Sainsbury* Safeway Like for like sales growth 5.3% 5.7% Total sales growth 7.5% to £7.8bn 6% to £4.92bn Operating profit up 10% to £282m up 3% to £213.6m Operating margin 3.6% 4.3% *Sainsbury figures are for its UK supermarkets business. Like for likes for both chains include petrol. Sainsbury's profit excludes e-commerce costs and £13m exceptionals. Safeway figures don't include the BP joint venture {{NEWS }}