Quiz: How well do you know your Tesco catastrophes?

 
Emma Haslett
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Has Tesco hit rock-bottom? The supermarket's chairman, Sir Richard Broadbent, announced his departure this morning on the back of first-half results showing the profit "overestimation" it had originally thought £250m, but £263m.

The news sent Tesco shares down by a surprisingly muted 5.6 per cent in early afternoon trading, although analysts didn't mince their words when it came to critiquing the figures. "Why would anyone take a risk on a company that continues to disappoint in this manner?" blustered Accendo markets' James Abbott.

But this is far from the first time Tesco has come off the rails. How well do you know your Tesco catastrophes? Test yourself below.

In April 2013, Tesco announced its first drop in annual profits in ages. But how long had it been since profits last took a dive?

Back in August, credit ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded Tesco's long-term rating, citing competition from discounters. But what rating did it give it?

Tesco took a £1.2bn write-down when it sold its ill-fated US venture, Fresh & Easy, to a US billionaire last year. But who is the proud new owner?

In 2012 Tesco launched its biggest-ever price cutting campaign, aimed at slashing £500m from prices. Philip Clarke described it as a "repositioning of price" - but what was the campaign called?

Tesco was by no means the only casualty of the horsemeat scandal - but what percentage of its value burgers were actually made up of Dobbin and friends?

But enough of the Tesco hating. For a bonus point, which one of these faux pas did it NOT commit?


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