British supermarket giant Tesco has unveiled plans to sell its own range of computer software.

The software - designed to compete with US technology giants  Microsoft, Symantec and McAfee - will include tools for personal  finance, CD and DVD burning, photo editing, as well as anti-virus  and office products.

Each piece of software will retail for under £20 (€29.50) and will launch across 100 British stores this month before rolling out across the country.

The retailer, which estimates that the British software market  is worth £8.5 billion, is working with IT company Formjet to provide the Tesco-branded technology. Tesco is due to publish results for the first half of its current financial year on Tuesday morning.