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Introduction to Tesco

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  • Submitted: 02/09/2003
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Introduction to Tesco

The name of the company that I am going to be studying is called Tesco. It has its headquarters in Chesunt, but has many stores around the country. These stores are in many cities including Manchester, Birmingham, and London. It has many types of stores and includes Tesco Extra (24 hour), Tesco Metro (located in town centres) and Tesco Express (attached to garages).

It sells many things including food and non-food items. These items include: toys, food, drinks, toiletry, CDs, videos, DVDs, books, cosmetics, medicine, tobacco, alcohol, fruits, vegetables, electrical goods, clothes, organic food. In Newport there are stores based at Spytty and Maesglas.

The type of ownership that my company has is public limited company. This means it is a large company with many employees. It has shares on the stock exchange and anyone over 18 can invest in a share. This will make anyone who has bought the share a part owner of the joint stock company.

As Tesco is a joint stock company the shareholders want a good return on their capital and to receive a dividend each year. If the

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