Tesco has posted a 10.5% rise in third quarter group sales, with UK operations outperforming the last quarter.

In the fourteen weeks to November 16, Tesco said UK sales were up 7.3%, with like-for-likes
up 3.8% from 3.4% last time.

International sales were up 29%.

Tesco noted: "We have continued to see deflation, reflecting our determination to deliver the best value for our customers."

Tesco added that further 25,000 jobs would be created worldwide this year, to take its total workforce to over 285,000.