It’s a world away from Tesco’s headquarters in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. The contrast underlines the growing importance of the supermarket giant’s operation in India’s technology capital. The retail colossus may be drawing the curtain on its overseas empire, but its 6,500-strong workforce in Bangalore will play a pivotal role in its future.
After retreating from America and scaling back in China, Tesco is returning to what it knows best — the British consumer. Instead of building more out-of-town super-stores, it will use sophisticated technology developed in India and London’s Silicon Roundabout to wring more cash from customers.