Tesco celebrates Christmas as a “record” with online sales up 80% – but warns Covid will cost it over £ 800 million this year
- Tesco like-for-like sales in the UK increased 8.1% in the six weeks to Jan 9
- After an unprecedented demand, online sales increased 80% in 19 weeks
- The pandemic will cost an additional £ 85 million, bringing the full year to £ 810 million
Tesco celebrated a “record” for Christmas thanks to an “unprecedented” boom in online sales, but warned that the cost of Covid-19 would rise by more than £ 800 million this year.
The UK’s largest supermarket said demand for its “Finest” range helped like-for-like sales in the UK to grow 8.1 percent