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Clothing sales at Tesco grow 52.1% in Q1

Tom Shearsmith
18 June 2021

Supermarket giant Tesco has reported a growth of 52.1% in like-for-like clothing sales in the 13 weeks to 29 May 2021.

Overall like-for-like sales at Tesco reached £12.42 billion, increasing by only 1.3% compared with 2020, and by 8.7% compared with the same period in 2019.

Tesco also reported online demand had remained high during Q1, with 1.3m orders per week and two-year sales growth of +81.6%.

Last July, the supermarket appointed Jan Marchant as CEO of its F&F clothing division, seven months after Richard Price left to join Marks & Spencer.

Ken Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Tesco, said: "We delivered a strong performance in the first quarter, even as we lapped the high demand of last year due to the pandemic. We have further strengthened our commitment to delivering consistent, reliable value and to rewarding loyalty, as we extended Clubcard Prices to all Express stores.

"We remain focused on delivering great value, increasing loyalty and further developing our digital platform so we can serve our customers when, how and where they want.

"While the market outlook remains uncertain, I'm pleased with the strong start we've made to the year and continue to be excited about the many opportunities we have to create value over the longer term."

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