Tesco reports strong Christmas trading

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Tesco says trading in the six weeks to Christmas was "strong".

The company said like-for-like sales, which strip out the impact of new stores, were up 2.2% at its UK supermarkets.

Sales at the wholesaler Booker, which Tesco bought in 2017, rose 6.7% over the six-week period.

Tesco's figures were released along with its third-quarter trading update. This showed sales up 1.9% for the period.

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