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Sainsbury's profit down 39% as COVID-19 costs offset strong sales

LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) - Britain’s Sainsbury’s on Wednesday reported a 39% fall in full year underlying pre-tax profit to 356 million pounds ($494 million) as strong food sales during the pandemic were outweighed by extra costs and the forgoing of business rates relief. ($1 = 0.7204 pounds) (Reporting by James Davey; editing by Michael Holden)

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