Tesco sales inch up as it hails growth in ‘subdued UK market’


Tesco has reported slight increases in both total and like-for-like sales and a fifth consecutive Christmas of growth in what it described as a “subdued UK market”.

For the 13 weeks to November 23, 2019, Tesco reported a total sales increase of 0.2% and a like-for-like sales increase for the period of 0.4%.

For the six-week Christmas trading period to January 4, 2020, the supermarket giant reported total sales growth of 0.2% and like-for-like sales increase of 0.4%, bolstered by what it said was its “biggest-ever day of UK food sales in our history”.

For the combined 19-week period, Tesco reported total sales across the UK and Ireland of £16.8bn.

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