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The supermarket is the latest outlet trying to cash in on the vinyl revival

Tesco is to start selling vinyl LPs in its stores for the first time in its history.

The retailer is looking to cash in on the vinyl boom which has seen sales of records soar from £3m in 2009 to nearly £26m in 2014. 

Shoppers will be able to choose from a small selection of vinyl albums in supermarkets by artists ranging from Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Nirvana and Iron Maiden.

Tesco music buyer Michael Mulligan said: “Vinyl is definitely coming back with demand growing stronger year by year and we think there will be a big demand in the UK this Christmas as music fans look for trendy gifting options.”

Despite sales doubling last year, vinyl records still only make up less than 3% of the overall music market.