Tesco UK Store Map

With 2,668 retail locations, Tesco Grocery has the distinction of being both the the United Kingdom’s largest grocery chain and its largest retailer, period. 

This StatsMap, which shows Tesco Grocery’s 2,668 UK  locations, makes it easy to understand why Tesco is a household name.

The Tesco UK family includes Tesco Metro stores, Tesco Superstores and Tesco Express.

 How Tesco got it’s name, and other fascinating Tesco trivia…

In 1919, a gentleman by the name of Jack Cohen began selling surplus groceries from a stall in East London. In 1924 he bought a shipment of tea from a Mr. T.E. Stockwell. Mr. Cohen came up with the idea to take the intials Mr. Stockwells initials, T.E.S., and combine them with Co, the first two letters of his surname, giving birth to the Tesco brand. And the rest, as they say is history.

Today, Tesco is proud to report that Finest* and Everyday Value are now the two largest food brands in the UK.

With Tesco’s newest service, Click and Collect, shoppers can order groceries on-line and choose a pick-up time that works best for them. Collection is currently available at 320 locations, with the number of collection points growing all the time.

So, there’s a bit of UK history for you. Thanks so much for stopping by. Come back, soon, for another cool StatsMap.

Gloria Sauve
Marketing and Communications

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