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2013-02-28

Woolworths' first half profit has grown to $1.15 billion as earnings from its supermarkets rose by six per cent.

The supermarket giant's net profit in the six months to December 31 was up 19 per cent from $966.9 million in the previous corresponding period.

Earnings from its supermarkets were six per cent higher than the previous corresponding period at $1.65 billion, due to further growth in market share and customer numbers, Woolworths said.

The company declared an interim fully-franked dividend of 62 cents, up from 59 cents in the previous corresponding period.