Tesco has reported strong sales growth in its first quarter bolstered by online as lockdown measures prompted a surge in demand.
Tesco reported an 8% increase in UK and Republic of Ireland like-for-like sales to £12.2bn in the 13 weeks to May 30, up 8% to £13.4bn across the group overall.
Sales in the UK were up 9% in total, driven by a 49% leap in online sales during the period and up 90% at peak in May.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic Tesco invested in doubling the capacity of its online delivery service over a five-week period during the crisis, with 600,000 delivery slots more than doubling to 1.3 million.
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