Tesco sees international growth of 3.4%

Tesco had international sales growth similar level to that seen in the third quarter of last year, with total international sales growth of 3.4% (2.6% at actual exchange rates).

Although this was mainly boosted by large growth in Asia, in Europe total sales declined by 0.6% (a decline of 2.4% at actual exchange rates).

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Sales boost for Tesco

Tesco revealed its best UK sales growth in three years as the chain's drive to reverse falling profits gathered pace over Christmas. Like-for-like sales in the UK grew by 1.8% in the six weeks to January 5.