Tesco is one of the largest retailers in the world with stores spread across 12 countries, employee headcount of more than 500, 000 and serving more than millions of customers a week in store and online. It is a British multinational retailer, headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom.
Tesco was founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen with a business motto ‘pile it high and sell it cheap’. While it only started as a group of market stalls, Tesco eventually diversified into retailing of books, clothing, electronics, furniture, petrol, softwares, financial services, internet services, telecom and music downloads. Today, this successful retail chain has around 6784 stores spread across the world, the 12 major markets being UK, South Korea, Ireland, Turkey, Thailand, Poland, India, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malaysia, Hungary and China.