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A Tesco on Every Street?

Friday, February 2nd, 2007 by Alan

Sex and drugs could soon be the only item you can’t buy at Tesco, in its UK home market or the increasing number of other countries (China is the latest) to which the supermarket chain now extends.

Tesco accounted for half of the new retail space opened in the UK in 2006 and has tripled its store numbers in the past six years, raising its grocery market share to 31%. (Asda and Sainsbury’s vie for second place with around 16%). Almost 60% of the land bank held by UK supermarket chains for future development also belongs to Tesco, which could raise its market share to 40% if all those sites were turned into new stores.