This Report features up to a five-year record of Tesco plc and Sainsbury plc financial performance, position and cash flows. The information is extracted from financial statements and relevant theories are used to evaluate the two firms as investment opportunities. The report contains key statistical data and ratios which would help managers understand the current and future position of the two companies. J Sainsbury plc is a United Kingdom-based company principally engaged in grocery and related retailing, and financial services. The Company’s businesses are organized into two operating divisions: Retailing (supermarkets and convenience stores) and Financial Services (Sainsbury’s Bank). J Sainsbury plc consists of Sainsbury’s, a chain of 504 supermarkets and 319 convenience stores, and Sainsbury’s Bank. The UK’s leading retailer Tesco was floated on the stock exchange in 1947 and in 1995 took over rival Sainsbury’s position as the UK number one. The company launched a home shopping service in 2000, allowing customers to order their shopping online. Tesco is now expanding its convenience stores and overseas into areas such as Taiwan, Malaysia, Poland, the US and Ireland.