April 25, 2018 / 11:23 PM / a month ago

CORRECTED-Australia's Wesfarmers says Q3 supermarket sales up 1.3 pct

(Corrects to supermarket sales in headline and lead, and corrects period for sales figure in paragraph 2)

April 26 (Reuters) - Australia’s Wesfarmers Ltd said on Thursday its third-quarter comparable supermarket store sales rose 1.3 percent, after adjustments for holidays, though Bunnings UK same-store sales slumped 15.4 percent due to poor weather in March.

The retail-to-resources conglomerate said headline food and liquor sales rose 1.9 percent to A$25.1 billion ($19 billion) for the financial year to March.

$1 = 1.3221 Australian dollars Reporting by Devika Syamnath in Bengaluru; Editing by Stephen Coates

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