Tesco's former chief executive Sir Terry Leahy told BBC1's Andrew Marr show: "Tesco is very strong, it's profitable, it's growing...It has a very good market position...What the new team are doing now is exactly right...the recovery is coming and they're investing ahead of the recovery."
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