General Merchandise

  • When stacked together

    we sell enough Lego Mini figures that reach as high as 2,178 London Buses

    Homeware items such as candles,cushions, photo frames etc
  • If we made

    one continuous roll of all the wrapping paper we sell, it would stretch from London to Sydney!

    Aerial view of the non food section of the store

"Our challenge is to create a successful multichannel offer for a wide selection of products that excite all our customers"


Other areas you could work in:

In General Merchandise, we work as one team to bring great products to our customers across 5 different markets in Europe.

We cover a range of products which appeal to many different customers – from the latest "craze" toy, to funky tableware to eco-friendly lightbulbs! We need to know our customers and understand what they love; which is why we work hard to develop our ranges, working with some of the most recognised global brands to get what’s right for our new and loyal customers.

Innovation and creativity are important to us, as we have opportunities to develop exciting Tesco own-label ranges. We are passionate about introducing our own brands, which offer the quality and price that we all crave!

So where could you fit in? We're looking for people who can get behind our brand and who are able to understand our customers and match their needs. We are excited about people joining our team who are not only passionate about product, but are creative to challenge us with the latest trends and external market data to help us be ahead of the competitive curve.

We are proud of the opportunities we offer our colleagues across our departments, and how diverse our areas are. If you'd like to join our team, you could find yourself working in one of many areas:

Central Merchandising

This is our core merchandising function, which ensures we have a streamline supply chain and can accurately allocate stock to where it is needed. This area is fundamental to supporting our category merchandising teams; as a close-knit team we work collaboratively to reduce strain on our stores and distribution centres.

Tesco Partners, Online and Marketplace

This is our online platform covering not only products sold by Tesco but also products hand-picked from third parties across all of our categories above. It's our virtual shopping mall, which helps us to give our customers great ranges and prices that are easily accessible. If you'd like to find out more, please check out our website:

You can also work as a Buyer or Merchandiser in one of our 3 categories:

  • Home & Seasonal
  • Toys, Nursery, Recreation & Stationary
  • Electrical & Entertainment

All of our colleagues are passionate about developing great value ranges and sourcing quality products which excite our customers and colleagues. We want to ensure we have great trust-based relationships with our suppliers and customers.

All of our departments touch 5 different markets, and over 3,000 stores in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and the UK. Our teams are based in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire. We would welcome anyone who can speak the language of any market we touch so that we can continue to work collaboratively, and understand our customers across Europe even better.

We are looking for a variety of experienced people who bring an array of technical and leadership skills which can help our teams be their best.

You'll need to be keen to play a part in defining, building and launching an ambitious and exciting range of products that could touch the lives of millions of customers for years to come.

If you're passionate and excited about Tesco and products, and you think you can support us with our future vision and plans for General Merchandise, then please apply on the link below – we would love to hear from you.