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Labor 4 Fraud 1 Sales 66 Bn $.€ /year Profit 9 Bn $.€ /1998 Infocom 4
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Berkshire Hathaway-Ci AUnited States of America2,9Les Echos
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200613 million Tesco customers have the Clubcard, the shop's fidelity card.L'Expansion
2006Tesco is Malaysia's largest retailer.
2005Tesco is the third-largest retailer in the world, with 1780 shops in the UK and 2300 in the world.Les Echos
2005Largest retailer in Poland, with 80 hypermarkets.Le Figaro
2005Controls 20,6% of the department stores market in the United-KingdomLe Figaro
2005Tesco is Slovakia's largest retailer and fourth-largest in the Tcheque Republic.Les Echos
2005Tesco sells 30,5% of the items sold in hypermarkets in the UK.Les Echos
2003Tesco sells 27% of the items bought in the department stores in the United-KingdomBBC News
address & contact : production type
incentive source
Bangladesh Bangladesh
: Sous-traitance, Vêtements
South Korea South Korea
Homever : Production, 36 superstores.
 Les Echos
India India
: système informatique
India India
: centres d'appel
Turkey Turkey
Kipa :
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year name
photo position; compensation
2002Gardiner, John A
See the photo of: Gardiner, John A Chairman;
2002Leahy, Terry P
See the photo of: Leahy, Terry P Chief Executive Officer;
social impact : country
ILO violation 138,29,87,98 : Cards, gift boxes and paper goods sold by Tesco are manufactured in China by Yiuwah Stationery in Dongguan. Yiuwah illegaly hires workers below 15, some are hired at the age of 13 years-old. Yiuwah often fails to provide a labor contract to its workers and overtime is mandatory. In June 2009, one worker was crushed by the machine she was working on. Official labour inspectors found widespread labor and safety violations at the plant.: China
New York Times
Les Echos
ILO violation 87 : Since workers organised a union at Tesco Lotus in Wang Noi district, Ayuthuya province, in 2004, management at the hypermarket refused to bargain a collective agreement. It used blatant discriminatory practices – such as different, higher pay-rates for "diligence bonuses" for non-union members – to encourage workers to stay away from the union. During 2006, the union effort expanded beyond Ayuthuya as workers organised at a Tesco in Samut Prakan. But in both cases, Tesco workers’ efforts to engage in collective bargaining continued to be obstructed by management’s intransigence. MOL local and national levels sought to conciliate the two sides with little success. Often the representatives of the employer either didn’t appear, or maintained that there was nothing to talk about since the collective bargaining demands had been put forward in an erroneous manner and therefore were invalid. Meanwhile, Tesco management continued its efforts to discourage union membership, and ultimately undermine the union because it recognised that workers in many other Tesco stores were closely following the dispute and would likely unionise if the workers won a contract in either Ayuthuya or Samut Prakan.: Thailand
ILO violation 1,26, 87, 98 : Some clothing sold by Tesco is manufactured in Bangladesh by 5000 workers working 80 hours per week for 12 to 24 euros per month, that is to say 0,08 euro per hour.: Bangladesh
Les Echos
ILO violation 138 : illegal child labour: United Kingdom
BBC News

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yearfinancial misdemeanorsalesincome source
2008   663,4   billion Eu€Les Echos
2007 Ten supermarket and dairy firms agreed to fix the price of milk, butter and some cheeses in the United Kingdom during 2002 and 2003. The cartel earned £270m extra from shoppers as they charged 3 pence extra for a pint of milk, 15p extra per quarter-pound of butter and 15p per half-pound of cheese. They'll pay a £116m fine to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). Sainsbury's and Asda have admitted price-fixing of milk and cheese, as has Safeway - before it was bought by Morrisons. Cases against Tesco and Morrisons will continue after no deal was struck. Safeway has also admitted colluding on the price of butter. Dairy processors Dairy Crest, the Cheese Company and Wiseman also reached agreement. Another dairy firm, Arla, has been given immunity from fines if it continues to co-operate with the investigation. But Tesco, Morrisons and the dairy firm Lactalis McLelland are challenging the OFT findings.     BBC News
2006   61   billion Eu€L'Expansion
2003   41,611,49   billion US$
2002   33,581,18   billion US$
2001   30,281,11   billion US$
2000   29,671,06   billion US$
1998   27,450,97   billion US$
yearfinancial misdemeanorsalesincomeassetsbuybacksource
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dubious practice : image
2007Spying: Tesco installed thermal cameras in 700 stores to analyze the customers' course in its stores.: L'Expansion
2004Arguable partnership: Don pour les victimes du tsunami: 143 000 euros à la Croix Rouge britannique: value: Humanitaire; AFP
2001Arguable partnership: Forum for the Future: value: "Demonstrable commitment to the pursuit of sustainable development"; The Guardian
2001Arguable partnership: National Consumer Council: The Guardian

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