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Tesco Criticized as Black Friday Leads to Disorder,Delays

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Tesco Plc, the beleaguered U.K. supermarket leader, drew criticism from shoppers and police chiefs today after its Black Friday discounts led to officers being called to stores and its website struggling to cope.

Police attended incidents at seven Tesco stores in the Greater Manchester area of northwest England today after large crowds built outside, bringing a rebuke from the region’s Chief Constable Peter Fahy and his deputy Ian Hopkins.