Swedish grocer Axfood has reported September sales up 3.9% year-on-year to SKr2.749bn (US$359m).

Sales at home in Sweden improved by 14.6%, while turnover from the company's majority-owned Finnish unit Spar Finland climbed 5.1%.

Consolidated group sales rose to SKr24.972bn for the three quarters ended 30 September, against SKr24.535bn for the year-ago period.