Our operations in India are crucial to the smooth running of Tesco across the Group. Our sourcing team ensure that our stores around the world are well-stocked with products from Indian suppliers.
Tesco Bengaluru, the global services arm for Tesco worldwide, provides key business services for Tesco operations globally. Currently the Tesco Bengaluru team is involved in creating and executing strategic initiatives covering IT, Financial, Commercial and Property, among others.
In 2008, we signed a franchise agreement with Trent Ltd, part of the Tata group, to supply Star Bazaar with exclusive access to our retail expertise. We also provide 80% of the stock sold by Star Bazaar, both food and non-food, sourced through our state-of-the-art distribution centre in Mumbai. This distribution centre also provides wholesale products to traditional Indian retailers, kirana stores, restaurants and other businesses, providing small farmers and other suppliers with a more efficient way to sell their wares to the local market.