Tesco Posts Holiday Gains, Cites Organics, Premium Items

CHESHUNT, England British retailer Tesco last week said its same-store sales for the six-week period that ended Jan. 6 were up 5.9%, driven by strong gains in organics and premium products. The chain, which is making plans to begin opening stores in the U.S. Southwest later this year, said sales of organic foods rose 39%, and sales of its Tesco Finest high-end meat and poultry products rose 55% in

CHESHUNT, England — British retailer Tesco last week said its same-store sales for the six-week period that ended Jan. 6 were up 5.9%, driven by strong gains in organics and premium products.

The chain, which is making plans to begin opening stores in the U.S. Southwest later this year, said sales of organic foods rose 39%, and sales of its “Tesco Finest” high-end meat and poultry products rose 55% in the period. Internet sales were up more than 30% during the six-week span, to

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