Tesco Plc engages in the retail industry. It operates through the following segments: Retailing and Associated Activities; and Retail Banking and Insurance Services. The Retailing and Associated Activities segment includes the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI); Central Europe; and Asia. The Retail Banking and Insurance Services 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.