(Reuters) - Discount chain Dollar General Corp reported a 3 percent increase in quarterly profit as growth in its consumables business, which includes packaged food and cleaning products, more than offset weak sales of weather-sensitive products.

Net income rose to $220.1 million, or 67 cents per share, in the first quarter, from $213.4 million, or 63 cents per share, a year earlier.

On an adjusted basis, the company earned 71 cents per share.

Sales rose 9 percent to $4.23 billion.

(Reporting By Maria Ajit Thomas in Bangalore; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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