General Discussion Thread on Tesco's

Thursday, Nov 05 2009 by

Tesco has been the doyen of the supermarket sector in the UK for the last decade. Other groups have struggled - Sainsbury, for instance, lost market share, while Morrisons had a couple of terrible years after the over-ambitious acquisition of Safeway - but Tesco seems invincible.

Or at least, it did seem invincible. But this year, for the first time, it's seen sales growth falling below the other supermarkets - and has started losing market share. At the same time, other supermarkets seem to have become stronger - Sainsbury has begun to turn itself around, Asda has been a strong competitor under Wal-Mart's ownership, and Waitrose - which you might have thought would be a recession victim with its upper middle class customer base and quality, rather than price, promise - has seen some truly stunning performance after it introduced its own budget range....

Is Tesco's still the king of UK supermarket retailing? 


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Tesco PLC, incorporated on November 27, 1947, is engaged in retailing and associated activities in the United Kingdom, China, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Ireland, India, Malaysia, Poland, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey. The Company also provides retail banking and insurance services through its subsidiary, Tesco Bank. The Company’s operations in the United Kingdom is the within the Company, with over 3,000 stores. The Company’s in-store picking model is complemented by a small number of specialized dotcom-only stores, which allow the Company to respond to customer demand. The Company’s Click & Collect service is a part of its multichannel offering and enables customers to pick up their shopping when and where it suits them. It has over 1,500 Click & Collect collection points for general merchandise and over 150 Grocery Drive-thrus in the United Kingdom. more »

Share Price (Full)
229.6p
Change
2.3  1.0%
P/E (fwd)
10.9
Yield (fwd)
3.9
Mkt Cap (£m)
18,650

J Sainsbury plc is engaged in grocery and related retailing. The Company is organized into three segments: Retailing (Supermarkets and Convenience); Financial services (Sainsbury’s Bank joint venture), and Property investments (The British Land Company PLC joint venture and Land Securities PLC joint venture). As of March 17, 2012, the Company operated over 1,000 stores comprising 572 supermarkets and 440 convenience stores. Investment properties held by the Company are those contained within its joint ventures with Land Securities Group PLC and The British Land Company PLC. In October 2011, the Company acquired online entertainment company, Global Media Vault Limited.Effective January 31, 2014, J Sainsbury PLC acquired the remaining 50% interest in Sainsbury's Bank PLC. Effective August 07, 2014, J Sainsbury PLC acquired a remaining 36% interest in Anobii Ltd. more »

Share Price (Full)
284.3p
Change
3.4  1.2%
P/E (fwd)
9.8
Yield (fwd)
5.6
Mkt Cap (£m)
5,441

Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC is a food retailer. As of January 29, 2012, the Company had 475 stores across Britain, ranging in size from 3,000 to over 40,000 square feet. Its subsidiaries include Farmers Boy Limited, which is a manufacturer and distributor of food products; Neerock Limited, a meat processor; Wm Morrison Produce Limited, which produces packer; Safeway Limited, which is a holding company, and Optimisation Developments Limited, which is engaged in property development. During the fiscal year ended January 29, 2012, it opened 37 stores. In January 2012, it opened its third M local store at Grafton Street. On June 10, 2011, the Company acquired 100% of the ordinary share capital of Flower World Limited, a wholesale flower business. On February 28, 2011, it acquired the trade and assets of kiddicare.com Limited (Kiddicare), a multi-channel online retailer. On March 9, 2011, the Company acquired 10% in FreshDirect. more »

Share Price (Full)
182p
Change
3.6  2.0%
P/E (fwd)
13.3
Yield (fwd)
6.3
Mkt Cap (£m)
4,250



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