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 (Tesco) is a retail company. The Company is engaged in the business of Retailing and associated activities (Retail) and Retail banking and insurance services. The Company's segments include UK & ROI, which includes the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, International, which includes Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Malaysia, Thailand and Turkey, and Tesco Bank, which includes retail banking and insurance services through Tesco Bank in the United Kingdom. The Company's businesses include Tesco UK, Tesco in India, Tesco Malaysia, Tesco Lotus, Tesco Czech Republic, Tesco Hungary, Tesco Ireland, Tesco Poland, Tesco Slovakia, Tesco Kipa, Tesco in China, Tesco Bank and dunnhumby. The Company's brands include Finest, Everyday Value, Chokablok and Technika. Finest and Everyday Value are the two food brands in the United Kingdom. more »

LSE Price
159.8p
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Mkt Cap (£m)
13,062
P/E (fwd)
21.1
Yield (fwd)
1.3

J Sainsbury plc is engaged in grocery-related retailing and retail banking. The Company's segments include Retailing; Financial services, and Property investments. The Retailing segment is engaged in the operation of supermarkets and convenience. The Financial services segment includes the operations of Sainsbury's Bank plc (Sainsbury's Bank). The Property investments segment includes the Company's joint ventures with the British Land Company PLC and Land Securities Group PLC. The Company has approximately 2,000 food suppliers and over 1,000 non-food suppliers. The Company offers over 15,000 own-brand products and has approximately 770 convenience stores. The Company offers groceries under various categories, such as fruit and veg, meat and fish, dairy, chilled, bakery, frozen, food cupboard, drinks, health and beauty, baby, household, pet and home. Sainsbury's Bank provides a range of products, including insurances, credit cards, savings and loans. more »

LSE Price
225.1p
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Mkt Cap (£m)
4,334
P/E (fwd)
10.8
Yield (fwd)
4.7
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Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC is engaged in the operation of retail supermarket stores under the Morrisons brand and associated activities. The Company offers products, such as Free From, World Foods, Food To Go and Nutmeg clothing. It has food manufacturing capabilities in meat, fish, bakery, fruit and veg, deli and flowers. Its Morrisons branded beef, lamb, pork, chicken, milk and eggs are sourced in the United Kingdom. The Company serves customers across the United Kingdom through approximately 500 stores and an online home delivery service. It operates from over 10 manufacturing sites across Britain. The Company operates over seven regional distribution centers and a national center servicing its supermarkets. Its subsidiaries include Bos Brothers Fruit and Vegetables B.V., Erith Pier Company Limited, Firsdell Limited, Kiddicare Properties Limited, MHE JV Co Limited, Neerock Farming Limited, Neerock Limited, Rathbone Kear Limited and Wm Morrison Produce Limited. more »

LSE Price
179.9p
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Mkt Cap (£m)
4,201
P/E (fwd)
16.7
Yield (fwd)
3.0



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