October 3, 2018 / 11:42 AM / 6 months ago

Tesco CEO - We are focussed on Poland turnaround

The head office of Tesco is seen in Cheshunt, Britain, January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - The chief executive of Tesco (TSCO.L) said he was focussed on improving operations in Poland - its only unprofitable market - after the group missed market expectations for first-half profit earlier on Wednesday.

Alluding to whether Tesco could leave Poland, Chief Executive Dave Lewis said if the retailer could not make the operation profitable, it would have to find a company that thought it could in order to do any kind of deal.

“It takes other parties to play in that space,” he said.

“As we sit now we’ve got an improvement plan and that’s what we’re focussed on.”

Reporting by James Davey, Writing by Paul Sandle; editing by Kate Holton

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