Sainsbury chief executive Sir Peter Davis has admitted that growing the company's c-store chain, Sainsbury's Local, is proving difficult. He told the Grocer: "Local is an important part of the mix. "I'm pleased with its performance, but I doubt whether it will ever make a substantial contribution to profits." He added: "One of the first things I did when I took over was cancel unrealistic growth targets. "We added 12 Local stores this year, and there is the experiment with Shell, but it's not easy to get the right sites." {{NEWS }}