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Tesco (Firm)

LC control no.n 85105477
Descriptive conventionsrda
Corporate name headingTesco (Firm)
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Variant(s)Tesco Stores Ltd.
Tesco Stores (Holdings) Ltd.
Tesco Stores (Holdings) PLC
Tesco PLC
Beginning date1929
Associated countryGreat Britain England
LocatedCheshunt (England)
Field of activityFood industry and trade Retail trade
Found inIts Strategic report 2014: t.p. (Tesco PLC)
Its website, viewed 29 July 2015: home p. (Tesco PLC) about p. (one of the world's largest retailers; New Tesco House Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire EN8 9SL) history p. (Jack Cohen began selling surplus groceries from a stall in the East End of London in 1919; in 1924, his first own-brand product was Tesco Tea, before the company was called Tesco; name comes from the initials of TE Stockwell, a partner in the firm of tea suppliers, and CO from Jack's surname; first Tesco store opened in 1929 in Burnt Oak, Edgware, north London; new head office opened in Cheshunt in 1973, called New Tesco House)
SourceWatch website, viewed 29 July 2015 (Tesco; Jack Cohen opened his first store in 1929, incorporated Tesco Stores Limited in 1932, and floated the company on the stock exchange in 1947)
Tomorrow's Tesco today, 1983: t.p. (Tesco plc) p.1 (Tesco Stores (Holdings) was formed as a public limited company in 1947 to acquire the share capital of Tesco Stores Ltd and J.E. Cohen & Co. Ltd, the wholsale supplier to Tesco; the company expanded rapidly from that date as a result of organic growth and a series of acquisitions) p.2 (name of the company was changed from Tesco Stores (Holdings) PLC to Tesco PLC in July 1983)
Retailing and the inner city, 1980: p.1 (Tesco Stores (Holdings) Ltd.)
William Low & Co., 2000: p. 1 (family business f. 1868, Dundee Scotland; acquired by Tesco nearly 130 years later; Wm. Low & Co.)
LCCN 74-885784: Corina, M. Pile it high, sell ... 1971 (hdg.: Tesco Stores Ltd.; usage: Tesco)
Associated languageeng