US food distributor and retailer Supervalu has reported second quarter sales growth of 6% on the back of new store openings.

Turnover rose to $4.59bn and pre-tax profit was up to $99m compared with $93.3m last year.

Supervalu said 93 new stores had increased its retail space by 4%.

Supervalu’s chief executive Jeff Noddle said he would be committing capital to its regional brands, Save-A-Lot combination store format, technology and a new service-based logistics platform.