In a trading statement, the retailer’s like-for-like sales in the UK were up 0.3% for the 13 weeks to 28 May.
“We have delivered a second quarter of positive like-for-like sales growth across all parts of the group in what remains a challenging market with sustained deflation,” said Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis. “We are encouraged by the progress we are making.”
Lewis has also said that Tesco had been preparing for the UK’s potential exit from the European Union. He reportedly said that the supermarket has a “scenario planned” for a “number of different outcomes”. One example was that if there was a run on sterling, it would affect the cost of sourcing in some categories.
However, he said that he did not envisage a disproportionate effect on Tesco against the rest of the market.
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