We entered the Slovak market in 1996 through the acquisition of seven K-Mart Department Stores. Today we operate over 150 stores, and employ over 9,000 people. We are proud to be one of the country’s most recognised and trusted brands.
Slovakia is also home to our Tesco International Clothing Business, which buys non-food stock from around the world and sells it on to our Central and Eastern European businesses. This ensures that we can deliver best value and the best possible range for our customers in the region. Our business in Slovakia offers a number of other services including mobile, F&F clothing and financial services.
We have a strong record of supporting Slovak enterprise and source a significant number of products locally. We’ve developed a unique range of traditional Slovak foods, with special logos and packaging designs to help customers identify where the product comes from. We also regularly hold local supplier events to give us a chance to meet prospective suppliers and build relationships with them. And we run an academy for our suppliers to help them develop their businesses, so that they can supply our customers with the products they love.