Jan. 11, 2018, 7:38 a.m.
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The supermarket group said over the 19 weeks to January 6, it had experienced the highest rate of market share growth in Ireland for five years.
Meanwhile, Tesco reported a 1.9% rise in like-for-like sales in its UK home market for the Christmas period.
The figure fell short of market forecasts after strong growth in fresh food was offset by lower demand for general merchandise. 
Analysts had forecast a rise of 2.4-3.2%.
Tesco said today it was confident in its outlook for the full year and was firmly on track to deliver its medium-term ambitions.

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis said the company continued to outperform the market throughout this period. 
"Our trading momentum accelerated across the third quarter and into December, with the four weeks leading up to Christmas Day delivering record sales and volumes in the UK," he said.
Tesco saw its biggest ever sales week in the UK over Christmas, with 58 million customer transactions and 770,000 online grocery deliveries in one week.