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)
185.4p
Change
9.6  5.5%
P/E (fwd)
14.6
Yield (fwd)
2.4
Mkt Cap (£m)
15,060

J Sainsbury plc is a United Kingdom-based company, engaged in supermarkets and convenience stores, and an online grocery and general merchandise operation. The Company also has two property joint ventures with Land Securities Group Plc and The British Land Company Plc. Sainsbury’s Bank provides a range of banking and insurance products. As of March 2013, J Sainsbury plc consists of a chain of 592 supermarkets and 611 convenience stores. It provides a selection of movies, music, books, games and other entertainment products through Sainsbury's Entertainment. more »

Share Price (Full)
239.8p
Change
4.8  2.0%
P/E (fwd)
10.3
Yield (fwd)
4.8
Mkt Cap (£m)
4,590

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)
176.2p
Change
6.2  3.6%
P/E (fwd)
13.4
Yield (fwd)
6.2
Mkt Cap (£m)
4,114



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