Friday 2 December 2016

The journey to redemption for Tesco is only just beginning in the supermarket war

Published 25/04/2015 | 02:30

Tesco Express, Dublin Road, Enfield, Co. Meath. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Tesco Express, Dublin Road, Enfield, Co. Meath. Picture: Caroline Quinn

next Wednesday morning, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney will be the guest of honour at an event in Dublin where Tesco and Bord Bia will showcase Irish food and drink suppliers they're helping to grow.

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But like that episode of 'Fawlty Towers' - the one where Basil dances on eggshells trying not to mention the war to a pair of German visitors, but fails miserably - a mention of Tesco's faded stardom could ruin the mood.

As a group, Tesco is enduring the most tumultuous period in its near 100-year history, with Aldi and Lidl playing a major part in disrupting its once pre-eminent empire.

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