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Tesco group: number of employees worldwide 2017 and 2020, by region

In 2020, Tesco employed 423,092 employees on average. Most of these employees worked in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Roughly a quarter were employed internationally. In Asia, Tesco operated in Malaysia and Thailand. While its eastern European stores could be found in Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

Company profile

Trading as Tesco, Tesco plc is an internationally operating grocer and general merchandise retailer. The company, with headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, was founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen. The 423,092 employees of the company ran roughly 7,000 stores for the company and generated a revenue of almost 56 billion British pounds in the 2019/20 financial year. In the UK and ROI the company operated roughly 4,000 of its stores and about 46 billion of its total revenue.

Tesco on the UK market

The company has been the leading grocery company in the United Kingdom for multiple successive years. However, the company’s market shares have been in a very slow but continuous decline since the start of 2015.In the financial years from2015 to 2019, the company was experiencing shrinking sales figures and capital expenditure. Capital expenditures have increased again in 2020.

Average number of employees at Tesco worldwide in 2017 to 2020, by region

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Release date

April 2020


Asia, Europe, United Kingdom

Survey time period

2017 to 2020

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