Horse meat scandal hits Tesco sales
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The group posted a 1% fall in UK like-for-like sales in its first quarter following a "small but discernible impact" from the horse meat crisis after it was forced to withdraw four products.
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Tesco said it was also suffering from continuing woes in its general merchandise division, with the sales slip marking a reversal in recent improvements following a 0.5% bounceback in sales at the end of its financial year.
But the chain insisted its turnaround plans were on track and promised a relaunch of its non-food ranges, starting in smaller stores in the coming months followed by a company-wide overhaul later in the the year.
It added sales of frozen and chilled convenience meals had picked up in recent weeks.
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