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In the UK, City AM reports that "Tesco has posted its strongest performance in 18 months, with sales up 1.1 per cent compared with 2014, according to industry data for the 12 weeks ending 1 March.

"The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel suggest that the major overhaul of strategy at the UK’s biggest retailer by new chief executive Dave Lewis is slowly working."

The story notes that "Tesco’s resurgence has impacted on Asda, which competes for many of the same shoppers and has seen sales fall by 2.1 per cent, taking its market share to 17 per cent.
German discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl recorded sales increases of 19.3 per cent and 13.6 per cent respectively.
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