LONDON Jan 11 The British arm of German
discount supermarket Lidl said on Wednesday it had
enjoyed its most successful Christmas trading period ever, with
sales on a year-on-year basis up 10 percent in December.
Results from traditional supermarkets Sainsbury's
and Morrisons suggest that Britain's supermarkets
enjoyed strong trading over Christmas, while market leader Tesco
is expected to do well when it reports on Thursday.
Lidl UK, which alongside Aldi has shaken up the market in
recent years due to its ultra low prices, said in 2017 it would
remain "absolutely focused" on saving customers more money, and
would stick to its ongoing expansion plan.
(Reporting by Kate Holton and James Davey)