Swiss retail and catering company Bon Appetit Group has said that sales in 2002 slid 0.7% to CHF3.17bn (US$2.35bn) from CHF3.19bn in the previous year.

The company said sales in its retail arm rose 2.6% to CHF1.78bn while sales in its catering division were up 0.7% to CHF1.07bn.

The drop in sales was in line with market expectations, reported Dow Jones International News.