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


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 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.

Tesco offers six product brands to its customers which are (strategies of selling):

  1. Tesco finest -competing with marks and Spencer product and groceries
  2. Tesco organic- which is aimed at upmarket shoppers
  3. Tesco-  which is the same quality as national brand
  4. Tesco value - competing with Lidl products and it’s for people who are on budget.
  5. Tesco healthy living- less sugar and salt on these types of groceries
  6. Tesco kids- aimed at kids and also has minimum artificial ingredient.

Different types of Tesco store

Tesco extra

This type of store is the largest store it is larger than any store that Tesco has it offers everything that Tesco has to offer for its customers, its purpose is to shop for anything that customer’s desire; this type of store is mainly located outside town it has only 1 floor, its total square meter is 13,433,000. The opening times for this store is 24 hours day  from Monday to Saturday and on Sunday its opened  1100 to 1700.

This type of store sells foods from these following countries

  • Asian food
  • Afro carbbien
  • Polish
  • Greek
  • World foods

A Tesco extra store also sells halah foods which attracts Muslim customers, Tesco extra stores offers the following facilities which are :

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  • Tesco direct ( a service which Tesco offers, they sell electronic goods, sofas, they sell majority’s of the products that Argos sells ,they are competing with Argos and little woods)
  • Opticians ( this is a service where Tesco customers can get their eye test and also purchase designer glasses)
  •  Café ( , this is a mini restaurant where customers can buy a coffee, tea and also sandwiches while in move of shopping)
  • Pharmacy ( this is a service where it is  offered in Tesco extra , this means that while customers are shopping they can ...

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