About the Tesco Group:
The English group Tesco is one of the ‘Big Four’ leading supermarket chains in the United Kingdom. Its activities can be divided into three major categories as follows:
- The distribution of food and non-food products in the United Kingdom with around 3,561 supermarkets.
- International distribution with 4,256 supermarkets in Asia and Europe.
- Finally, the provision of financial services with Tesco Bank.
Tesco achieves over 70% of its turnover in the United Kingdom and the rest in Europe and Asia.
Tesco’s main competition:
Tesco is currently one of the world’s largest distributors. In reality, the company ranks fourth worldwide in terms of sales revenues and is rivalled by several other big companies in the same line of business. We’d like to present you with Tesco’s main competitors so that you can keep a close eye on their developments and establish an optimal strategy, should you wish to trade this asset.
The world leader in this line of business is currently America’s Walmart, followed closely by Costco and French company Carrefour.
Right after Tesco, which ranks fourth, are the following companies, going from fifth to tenth respectively: Kroger, Lidl, Metro, ALDI, Target and AEON.
Finally, seeing as the Casino, Auchan, Intermarché and Leclerc companies rank between 11th and 25th, they don’t represent a serious menace for Tesco.
Tesco’s main partners:
Here are some of the most strategic partnerships established by Tesco in the last few years.
- In 2009, Tesco signed a partnership with the Fortis bank in order to establish a joint venture in the field of automobile and home insurance (Tesco bank).
- Since 2009, Tesco has been a partner of Ageas in the field of automobile and home insurance thanks to its Tesco Bank subsidiary. The partnership was extended in 2014.
- In 2013, Tesco signed a partnership with Chinese company China Resources Enterprise with the aim of forming a joint venture aspiring to become the leader in the field of distribution in China.
- In 2014, British company Community called for a partnership with Tesco with the aim of bettering the conditions of its supplier chain in the United Kingdom.
Price analysis of Tesco shares:
The price of Tesco shares is currently quoted on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. It is also integrated into the calculation of the FTSE 100 stock market index.
Since its IPO in 2012, Tesco shares followed an overall downwards trend with weak volatility until December 2014. It then recovered several lost points until April 2015 when it registered a new bearish trend.