Jan. 10 - Britain's Tesco said its 1 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) turnaround plan for its home market was starting to work as it posted its highest sales growth in three years over the crucial Christmas period. Hayley Platt reports
1.8% is today's daily digit in Europe - the amount Tesco's UK sales rose over the crucial Christmas period. It was the strongest rate of growth for the world's third largest retailer in three years. And a clear sign its 1 billion pound investment plan is working. Group sales overall were higher by 3.8% with a 7% rise in Asia more than making up for a half a percent fall in central Europe. Online sales in the UK did particularly well - up 18%. Responsibility for more UK growth will now go to Chris Bush. He's just been appointment head of Tesco's British business, allowing CEO Philip Clarke to focus on its international one.