Tesco like-for-like sales fall 2.4% over Christmas period

Tesco is blaming "weakness in the grocery market". Credit: PA

Tesco's like-for-like sales fell by 2.4% over the Christmas period, the company announced, blaming a "weaker grocery market".

Rival supermarket Sainsbury's revealed its "best Christmas ever" on Wednesday but warned on consumer spending going forward.

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