Why does Tesco do it?
The company has been accused of behaving aggressively in Thailand by undercutting small local stores. It’s response is to sue an individual for libel, claiming £16.4m damages. What about addressing such acustaions in its corporate responsibility reporting? Unfortunately, the relevant web page of the Thai website doesn’t appear to cover the issue.
Whether or not Tesco was acting agressively the Thai courts will no doubt determine. But to begin a huge legal action of such a nature seems to me, well, just…aggressive.