High street retailer Woolworths' full-year adjusted pre-tax pre-exceptional profit to January 28 fell from £68m last year to £57.7m, on total group sales from continuing operations down 4.1% to £2,630.7m.

Like-for-like sales fell 3.9%, but increased 9.5% in entertainment, wholesale and publishing.

Trevor Bish-Jones, chief executive of Woolworths, added: “In the year ahead we are planning for tough trading conditions while focusing on improving the quality of our business for the future.”