Jan 12 Jeronimo Martins SA says in a
* Fourth-quarter preliminary sales up 9.3 percent from a
year earlier to 3.88 billion euros ($4.14 billion). Analysts on
average expected 3.85 billion euros.
* Total preliminary sales last year year rose 6.5 percent to
14.62 bln euros.
* Fourth-quarter sales by main unit Biedronka in Poland rose
10.5 percent to 2.62 billion euros, Pingo Doce in Portugal up
3.7 percent at 930 million euros.
* Biedronka like-for-like sales grew 11.9 percent in the
fourth quarter and 9.5 percent in 2016. Pingo Doce like-for-like
sales up 1.3 percent and 1.2 percent, respectively.
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(Reporting by Andrei Khalip)