Shares in Tesco opened nearly 2% higher following the sales update.
Chief executive Philip Clarke said: "Our customers are seeing the evidence of the changes we're making and they're telling us they like what they see."
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Sunday will be dry and largely sunny, although there will be some patchy cloud, mainly across eastern Scotland and eastern England.
County lines crime is to be targeted in a new scheme designed to steer young people and children away from exploitative gangs.
Freezing temperatures, a biting wind and risk of snow into next week