Snow dents Tesco sales

Supermarket giant Tesco reported a 1.5% hike in third-quarter UK sales today, but warned that the recent snow had impacted trading.

Britain's biggest retailer revealed its UK growth sped up since the first half, when like-for-like sales excluding petrol increased by 1.2%.

Heavy snow hit trading in some parts of the country, particularly Scotland, where many customers were not able to travel to stores, but Tesco said it hoped to recover the lost sales in the weeks before Christmas.

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