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Tesco has taken the "unprecedented" step of shelving advanced plans to open UK stores, as the grocery giant focuses on improving its estate and opening smaller stores.

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Sainsbury's bags a Jubilee lead over Tesco

Sainsbury's has again shown the grocery sector market leader Tesco a clean pair of heels as first-quarter sales rose because of the Diamond Jubilee and its clothing range designed by the TV celebrity Gok Wan.

James Moore: Tesco's playing the blame game is not cricket when they can hit rivals for six

Outlook:A revived corps of rivals are eager to take back business Tesco once took away from them

Tesco sales fall again amid alert on its £1bn push

Tesco has posted its fourth consecutive quarter of falling UK underlying sales, prompting analysts to warn its £1bn investment plan to turn around its domestic trading could be a "marathon".

Tesco upbeat despite new sales dip

Tesco struggled to convince the market it is back on track today despite reporting a record £1 billion of Jubilee week sales.

Sainsbury's out-trades Tesco on UK food sales

Retail giants' results set to show a marked difference in performance

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