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Sales at the UK’s biggest supermarket, Tesco, fell slightly in the months around the all-important Christmas period.

Like-for-like sales in the UK fell by 0.2% in the 19 weeks to 4 January.

It was the final Christmas under the leadership of Tesco’s boss Dave Lewis, who described the UK market as “subdued”.

But things were less gloomy at High Street rival Marks & Spencer, where sales grew 0.2%.


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