Ireland | Tesco in Ireland

Tesco in Ireland

Embedded in communities nationwide, Tesco Ireland operates 159 stores in cities and towns around Ireland. We are delighted to be marking 25 years in Ireland this year.

Our core purpose is 'Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’ - this is at the heart of everything we do.

We believe that every little help makes a big difference, and we aim to live that value in the Tesco Ireland business every single day.

People

As one of Ireland’s largest private sector employers, Tesco Ireland employs over 13,000 colleagues across our head office, distribution centre and stores nationwide.

As a retail business, serving our customers is our focus, and it’s our people that bring this to life every day - helping us to create the best shopping experience possible, while delivering quality and value for our customers around Ireland.

At Tesco, we believe in treating each other with respect and creating a work environment where everybody has an equal opportunity to get on.

Suppliers

Supporting local suppliers is central to Tesco Ireland’s business ethos; we source from over 500 Irish food and drink suppliers and support over 13,000 farm families nationwide. Almost three-quarters of our these suppliers are small and medium enterprises, with fewer than 250 employees. 

All of the fresh chicken, beef, pork and lamb that Tesco Ireland sells is 100% Irish.

In 2021, we were proud to form the first retail partnership with Love Irish Food to grow awareness of member products in our stores nationwide.

Sustainability and communities

Being a sustainable business is very important to us, as we work to a net zero target of 2035 for our own operations. You can read about our approach to sustainability, through our Little Helps Plan, here.

We’re proud to be a good neighbour and support the communities we serve – we have a long-term charity partnership with Children's Health Foundation, and the Tesco Community Fund also supports hundreds of good causes around the country with donations every 12 weeks. In addition to this, we work with FoodCloud and OLIO, to redistribute surplus food at the end of each day. 

We also run the Stronger Starts programme, in partnership with Good Grub and with support from some of our suppliers, helping families facing food insecurity in Ireland.

Business in the Community (BITC) is a non-profit business network that encourages corporate social responsibility and sustainability. We are proud to be one of few retail companies to have received the BITC Business Working Responsibly Mark in recognition of our commitments to sustainability and CSR.