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Tesco's three-year high

Friday 11 January 2013 5:00

Supermarket giant Tesco has reported its strongest growth in UK sales during the festive period for three years.

The country's biggest retailer said sales excluding new store openings, VAT and petrol grew 1.8% in the six weeks to 5 January, compared with the same period last year.

It said food sales had been particularly strong, with customers responding to "a much stronger seasonal offering".

Tesco also said its online food sales were up 18%.