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Supermarket Sweep

May 2007

As Tesco joins the major league, what is it doing to improve its environmental image?

Supermarket sweep

Transnational Corporations are companies that operate in a number of countries. They are agents of modern economic globalisation.

Teaching of geography in British classrooms very often emphasises the power of American TNCs such as Nike in shaping the modern world.

Now it’s time to turn the spotlight on a UK firm: Tesco, our very own global giant.

Relevance

This story will have particular appeal for GCSE and A-level candidates who are studying economic activity and globalisation. It also examines the role of Transnational Corporations in the transformation of different environments.

In the Members' Area: 

  • New TNC on the block: the transformation of Tesco
  • Agents of change: do TNCs help or harm development processes and the environment?
  • And is a straightforward “for and against” view too simplistic

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