Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2014

Tesco Group Food

by Jose B. Alvarez, Damien P. McLoughlin and Mary Shelman


In 2010, the world's third largest retailer created a new centralized sourcing department for fresh food and store-brand grocery products in response to changes in global supply and to better meet the needs of a new multi-channel retail environment. The case, set in late 2013, covers the development of Tesco Group Food and identifies future opportunities and challenges.

Keywords: food retailing; multichannel retailing; sustainable supply chains; Agribusiness; food marketing; Supply Chain Management; Marketing; Food and Beverage Industry; Retail Industry; United Kingdom;


Alvarez, Jose B., Damien P. McLoughlin, and Mary Shelman. "Tesco Group Food." Harvard Business School Case 514-022, January 2014.