Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer with headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by gross revenues and ninth-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues. It has stores in 12 countries across Asia, Europe and North America and is the grocery market leader in the UK, Ireland, Hungary, Malaysia and Thailand.
Tesco was founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen as a group of market stalls. The Tesco name first appeared in 1924, after Cohen bought a shipment of tea from T. E. Stockwell and combined those initials with the first two letters of his surname. The company grew rapidly, and by 1939 had over 100 Tesco stores across the country.
Tesco opened its first non-food store in 1997 and its first overseas store in 2004. Today, Tesco is a truly international retailer with stores all over the world. Here are just some of the countries where you can find Tesco stores:
- United Kingdom
- Republic of Ireland
- Czech Republic
- Japan li>
You can find Tesco stores in many other countries too – just look out for that familiar green and red logo!
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer with headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.