Wal-Mart has reported strong sales growth in April.

The US retail giant said that group like-for-like sales in the four weeks to April 29 increased 6.8%.

Like-for-like sales at Wal-Mart stores in the US increased 7.3% while like-for-like sales at its discount warehouse Sam's Club, increased 3.8%.

Tom Schoewe, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Wal-Mart, said: “We have seen customers buying more toys, video games, music and movies, in addition to candy, to fill Easter baskets.”