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Tesco's Lean Logistics: The Secret to Its Success

Published: 20 July 2006

ID: G00183372

Analyst(s): Martin White


Tesco, the UK's largest grocery retailer, enjoys a market share of more than 31%. Internationally it is No. 5, with sales growing 10% last year to hit $75B--24% of that is from outside the United Kingdom. Despite all the pressure that comes with such growth, operating margin remained at a market-leading 5.6%. Here we explore the lean strategies Tesco has adopted to create simple, coherent, integrated, and exceptional execution.

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