LONDON (Reuters) – Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer, reported a 35.8% rise in annual profit but cautioned profit was likely to fall in the current year given the tough external environment.
The group, which has an over 27% share of Britain’s grocery market, said on Wednesday it made retail adjusted operating profit of 2.65 billion pounds ($3.45 billion) in the year to Feb. 26 – in line with guidance of slightly above 2.6 billion pounds and up from 1.96 billion pounds in 2020-21.
For the 2022-23 year it forecast retail adjusted operating profit of between 2.4 billion pounds and 2.6 billion pounds.
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(Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Kate Holton)