Portuguese retailer Jeronimo Martins has said preliminary figures show its first-half same-store sales were €1.6bn (US$1.8bn), up 2.5% year-on-year. Total sales in the first half were €1.65bn, down 16% from the year-ago period. The company's Pingo Doce unit posted a 5.4% increase in total sales and 4% rise in like-for-like sales.