Tesco has been named as one of the fastest-growing top five international grocery retailers.

The Top 30 Grocery Retailers Worldwide, by Planet Retail, ranked Tesco fourth behind US retail giant Wal-Mart, France's Carrefour and Germany's Metro Group, with sales growth of 14% in 2005.

Sainsbury was ranked number 26 on the list, while Morrisons took 30th position.