Tesco has released figures showing a 1.8% rise in like-for-like sales in the six weeks to January 5 2013.
Chief Executive Philip Clarke said: "I am pleased with our performance over the important Christmas and New Year period in the UK, which reflects the progress we are making in improving our offer for customers.
"This performance was driven by a further improvement in our food business in-store and a strong contribution from online, which included our biggest ever week for internet sales, a successful first Christmas for Grocery Click & Collect and a better performance for Tesco Direct"
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