By Chloe Rigby

Tesco [IRDX RTSC] today reported its sixth consecutive quarter of sales growth after putting the customer at the heart of its strategy.

The supermarket, an Elite retailer in IRUK Top500 research, reported in a first-quarter trading statement that like-for-like sales grew by 1% across the group and by 2.3% in the UK alone as UK food sales grew by 2.7%, like-for-like.

It said customer transactions grew by 1.3% – or 10m more than last year after a year in which food prices were reduced and improved in relation to competitors.

Chief executive Dave Lewis said: “In tough market conditions, we have stayed true to our commitment to helping customers –working closely with our supplier partners to keep prices low.

“Customers have responded by doing…