Filco Supermarkets has reported a slight dip in full-year sales.

Sales at the independent chain slipped 1% to £22.8m in the year to 31 March 2010, according to accounts filed at Companies House.

Despite the fall, the directors said the results were "excellent".

"Turnover has held up in difficult trading conditions," said managing director Ian Hunt in the report. "We have a continuing programme of store and equipment upgrades and are meeting targets on customer satisfaction and staff training."