Tesco is to open 35 stores in Japan, the world's second largest retail market. Financial Times. The Times

Stepping up its presence in one of the most challenging retail markets, Tesco aims to open 25 Tesco Express stores of about 3,000 sq ft and 10 stores under the Tsurukame banner by February next year. The expansion will bring the total number of its supermarkets in Japan to 139.