About Us

Tesco in Ireland

Tesco is one of the biggest private sector employers in Ireland employing over 13,000 colleagues across the country. Tesco offers the highest average rate of pay in the retail industry and market leading benefits. Supporting local suppliers is very much part of the business ethos of Tesco Ireland; we source from over 480 Irish food and drink suppliers and support 13,000 Irish farm families. All of the fresh beef, pork and lamb that Tesco Ireland sells are 100% Irish.

Core Purpose and Values

Our core purpose is to serve Ireland’s shoppers a little better every day.

Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed.

Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.

That's why we've chosen 'Serving Ireland's shoppers a little better every day' as our new core purpose. As a business, serving customers is at the heart of everything we do – from colleagues in our stores to those of us in supporting roles.

Our values help us to understand how to put our core purpose into practice.

  • No one tries harder for customers
  • We treat people how they want to be treated
  • Every little help makes a big difference

Since we first introduced our Tesco Values more than a decade ago, they have become a vital part of our culture – and an essential underpinning of our growth and success. They ensure that every person at Tesco understands what is important – about how we work together as a team and how customers are at the centre of what we do. They are universal values, which have helped guide our people as Tesco has grown into new markets and new countries.

  • 2.5 Million

    Customer transactions per week

  • 13,000


  • 13,000

    Irish Farm Families Supply Tesco

  • 480

    Irish suppliers

  • 151


  • 87%

    Grocery Home Shopping Population Coverage