Tesco Plc engages in grocery retail operations and provides retail banking and insurance services. The company's retail stores offer fresh and frozen food, baked goods, drinks, health and beauty products, household items, and home and entertainment products. It operates through the following segments: Retailing and Associated Activities; and Tesco Bank. The Retailing and Associated Activities segment includes the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI). The UK & ROI segment involves retailing and associated activities in the United Kingdom and in the Republic of Ireland. The International segment includes retailing and associated services in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Turkey. The Tesco Bank segment engages in the provision of retail banking and insurance services through Tesco Bank. The company was founded by John Edward Cohen in 1919 and is headquartered in Welwyn Garden City, the United Kingdom.