Tesco chief says drop due to 'consumers spending less'
2 October 2013 Last updated at 09:35 BST
Tesco has reported a sharp drop in profits during the first half of its financial year.
The UK's biggest supermarket chain saw its pre-tax profits drop by 23.5% to £1.39bn.
The firm's chief executive, Philip Clarke, said Tesco was making progress and was strengthening its UK business, but that he saw little improvement in consumers' spending power.