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 is a retail company. The Company has retail operations across the United Kingdom, Asia and Europe. The Company engages in banking operations, through Tesco Bank. Tesco Bank’s banking products include customer accounts for credit cards, loans, mortgages and savings. The Company offers a range of 4,000 own brand products, as of December 22, 2014. The Company operates through four segments: the United Kingdom, Asia, Europe and Tesco Bank. The Company operates approximately 3,378 stores in the United Kingdom. The Company operates approximately 2,417 stores in Asia. It operates approximately 1,510 stores in Europe. Tesco Bank offers retail banking and insurance services in the United Kingdom. more »

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Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc is a food retailer. The Company has approximately 500 stores, 130 M locals and an online home delivery service. It has a vertically integrated supply chain. The Company is mainly a provider of food and grocery and it sources and processes the fresh food that it sells though its own manufacturing facilities. It owns, operates and controls a greater proportion of its fresh food supply chain which enables customers to tailor their meat and fish to suit preferences and buy freshly baked goods. The Company is also operating in Birmingham, Manchester, North London, Sheffield and, Lincolnshire, apart from Warwickshire and Yorkshire.  The Company operates seven regional distribution centres servicing its core supermarkets, and two convenience distribution centres. more »

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