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Toys contribute to strong progress for Tesco

Published on: 13th January 2017

The company has released its third-quarter sales figures.

Tesco-480Tesco has reported a third successful Christmas, saying that toys, clothing and food were strong over the festive period, with the toy category demonstrating an 8.5% rise.

Dave Lewis, chief executive at the company, commented: “We are very encouraged by the sustained strong progress that we are making across the group”.

The company’s sales have been recovering since it posted a record loss in 2015.

The third-quarter results show that Christmas like-for-like sales, which strip out the impact of new store openings, grew 0.7% in the UK, and were up by 0.3% across the group.

It also shows that UK like-for-like sales rose 1.8% in the quarter, while group sales were up 1.5%.

“In the UK, we saw our eighth consecutive quarter of volume growth and delivered a third successful Christmas”.

Tesco is one of a large list of UK retailers that have reported strong Christmas sales.

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