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Can the new guard at Tesco live up to hopes?

By Chris Bailey | Wednesday 7 October 2020


Disclosure: I own shares in one or more of the stocks mentioned. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.


Results day at Tesco (TSCO) and a new chief executive leading the presentation of the numbers. Ken Murphy took over last week from ‘Tesco Dave’, David Lewis, the man who pulled the UK’s largest food retailer back from the brink of an accounting scandal and multiple missteps of direction. Apparently it is ‘Serving shoppers a little better every day’ and that it is able to say this is as ‘Tesco Dave’ did a pretty good job. Today’s update for the six months to the end of August noted that ‘over a million customers more loyal to Tesco…Net switching gains from Aldi for first time in over a decade…(and) Online capacity doubled in five weeks (as Covid-19 hit)’. This is far from shabby at all…

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