What Is Tesco Direct?


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TESCO Direct is a division of the British public limited company and general retailer TESCO. The company's online platform sells a wide variety of goods, including home decor, health and beauty products, technological devices and toys. It is one of the largest retailers in the world in terms of profits and revenue.

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TESCO Direct offers quick shipping for many of its items through its website. Some items can be ordered online, then picked up at the nearest TESCO store.

As with other large department store chains, TESCO offers a wide variety of services, including optometry, grocery delivery, cellular phone subscriptions and private banking. Some services are not offered at every store. The company also employs a rewards system that pays out based on purchases made in-store or online.

The company, headquartered in 2015 in Hertfordshire, England, was founded in 1919 in London by Jack Cohen, who first sold surplus goods from a stall at the Well Street Market. The first official TESCO store opened in Middlesex in 1929. TESCO currently has more than 7,800 stores all over the world and employs roughly half a million people. Listed among its subsidiaries are Tesco Bank, Dobbies Garden Centres, Dunnhumby, Homeplus and Spenhill.

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