Tesco and Morrisons see sales fall

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Thursday, January 9, 2014
12:21 PM

Morrisons and Tesco today reported sharp declines in sales after a “very challenging” Christmas for the supermarket sector.

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Industry leader Tesco said like-for-like sales were down 2.4pc in the six weeks to January 4, while a fall of 5.6pc at Morrisons led the Bradford-based chain to warn that profits will be short of some City hopes.

Morrisons said consumers had been managing their budgets very tightly and were shopping across a range of formats and retailers.

The latest downbeat figures from the sector come amid recent market share gains for discount rivals Aldi and Lidl.

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