The Week: City News - Tesco records strong Xmas

Tesco has recorded its strongest like-for-like sales performance during the Christmas period for three years.

The supermarket chain saw sales for the six weeks to 9 January 2010 rise by 4.9 per cent year on year, thanks in part to strong performances for premium products, and improved sales of items from its clothing, toys and electrical range. Tesco's online business also experienced strong growth, with the retailer delivering to almost 1.5 million customers during the period.