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Tesco Surprises as U.K. Grocer Posts Increase in Christmas Sales

  • Customers respond to lower prices, increased store staffing
  • Sales provide boost for CEO after shares fell to 18-year low

Tesco Plc reported its first sales growth in more than four years as Christmas provided a sign that the struggling U.K. supermarket company’s turnaround is starting to pay off.

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