Tesco posted surging profits and sales in its first half as the grocer built further momentum in its turnaround journey.

But beyond the headline figures, there were plenty of other reasons for encouragement for chief executive Dave Lewis.

Retail Week delves deeper into its interim results to pick out other key numbers:


The cost savings made by Tesco in its first half, as part of wider drive to save £1.5bn in the “medium term”


The like-for-like growth recorded in the grocer’s largest supermarket format, Tesco Extra


The number of new products Tesco started selling during its first half, including mini avocados and fun-shaped vegetables for children


The spike in sales of Tesco’s own-label products year-on-year


The proportion of shopping baskets that now contain at least one Farms brands product


The square footage of store space that Tesco repurposed during the 26-week period


The proportion of groceries that Tesco sold on promotion, which Lewis said was “significantly down” since he took the helm in 2014


The percentage of clothing sales Tesco made at full price in its first half


The planned increase in Tesco’s annual pension contributions, which will rise to £285m from April 2018


The dividend Tesco has paid to shareholders – its first dividend in three years