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In this assessment I will be looking at Tesco and Marks & Spencer I will be describing their activities, products and services and how they have changed

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Tesco and marks & Spencer Introduction In this assessment I will be looking at Tesco and marks & Spencer I will be describing their activities, products and services and how they have changed I will also be looking at the following things * the different formats locations of the retail outlets * number of employees that work in these two industries * sales area * number of enterprises * Their turnover and product strategies Tesco Tesco was founded in 1919 in east London by Jack Cohen, Its main headquarters is in Delamere Road, Cheshunt in England Tesco is UKs largest British retailer by both worldwide sales and domestic markers shares. Tesco employees 360,000 staffs making it the UK's biggest private sector employer. Tesco has just had build a new Tesco express in Hounslow which they want to make profits. Tesco sells the following products and services to its customers: * Clothing * Consumer electronics * Financial services such as credit cards, personal loans * Telecoms such as home line and moblile line * Insurance ( Home, pet, travel, life, motor * Dental plans, * Retailing and renting DVDs, CDs, music downloads * Internet services and software. ...read more.

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are mainly located in city centers and high streets they are aimed at workers, high street shoppers and local residents, the main purpose of these stores are for people who just want to by few groceries Its total square meter is 2,025,00. The opening times for these stores are 0700 to 2200 from Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from 1000 to 1600, this type of store also sells foods from different types of country's such as they sell : * Asian foods * polish foods * halah foods * world foods These types of stores don't have that many facilities, the following facilities they offer are: * Cash machines ( this service is for customers that want to take cash out of the machines ) * Disabled access( this service is for disabled customers that want to access the store Tesco express These types of stores are mainly found with petrol stations they mainly sell food and every day products, its main purpose is for customers that want to buy snacks at every day products. Its total square meter is 2,125,000. This type of store is opened from 0600 to 2300 from Monday to Sunday; these types of stores don't sell foods from different types of countries. ...read more.

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The opening times for these stores are 0800 to 2200 from Monday to Saturday and on Sunday it's opened from 0900 to 2000. These types of stores are located in towns and shopping centres Home stores These stores were build on 2007 they a wide variety of home merchandise they don't sell any sort of M&S food, they sell products such as sofas, tables, plasma televisions , Cabinet Furniture, Beds & Mattresses, Cookware Home Accessories, Household Electricals and so on. Also these stores are located in big shopping centres. The opening hours for these stores are from 09:00 - 20:00 on Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from 11:00 - 17:00. Outlet stores There are only 39 outlet stores in the UK , these stores offer M&S products with the majority of them discounting at least 30% from the original selling price. They sell all sort of products such as cloths, house ware, electronic goods and foods. Many of the Outlet stores are in locations such as retail parks and outlet centres. The opening hours for this store are 0830 to 0530 from Monday to Saturday and on Sundays it's opened on 24 hours. Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marks_&_Spencer http://www.marksandspencer.com/ ?? ?? ?? ?? Said Ali M1 Unit 41 1 ...read more.

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