Tesco has announced its first quarter trading statement for 2020/21, revealing sales for the quarter in UK and ROI were £12.2bn, up 9.2%.

Tesco Express and One Stop grew 9.9% in the UK during the quarter.

Booker retail partners, which include the Premier, Londis and Budgens fascias, grew 23.5%.

A total of 54 One Stop stores converted to Tesco Express and experienced an average sales uplift of 42%.

All Jack’s stores have seen sales of more than £100,000 a week.

Dave Lewis, Chief Executive, comments: “Through a very challenging period for everyone, Tesco colleagues have gone above and beyond, and I’m extremely proud of what they’ve achieved.  Their selfless efforts, combined with our embedded strategic advantages in stores and online, have helped to ensure that everyone can get the food they need in a safe environment.

“In just five weeks, we doubled our online capacity to help support our most vulnerable customers and transformed our stores with extensive social distancing measures so that everyone who was able to shop in store could do so safely. The costs of doing this have been significant and only partly offset by business rates relief and increased volume.  We see the balance as an investment in supporting our customers at a time when they need it most.”

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