Tesco is a British grocery and merchandise retailer, and is the third largest in the world by profits.
Established in 1919, Tesco has 6902 stores in the UK, and employs 476,000 people. In addition to its traditional food offering, Tesco also provides financial services, mobile phone services and household products.
Stores range in size, with Tesco Extra being the largest. The Tesco portfolio also includes Tesco Superstores, and Tesco Metro, as well as local, smaller stores - Tesco Express and One Stop.
A Clubcard loyalty scheme provides benefits on groceries and fuel alike, and the brand has a strong online shopping service. In-store cafes and outlets are common in larger stores, with brands such as Costa occupying this space.